While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Matthew Cooke)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-09-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Composer: Matthew Cooke
Lyricist: Nahum Tate

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. D (C.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1791 in Twelve Psalm Tunes, p. 31-32
Description: A hymn for Christmas. Hymn Tune Index tune number 5710.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at While shepherds watched their flocks by night.