While shepherds watched their flocks by night (William Crisp)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-09-01). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 39 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: 1755
Description: "An hymn for Christmas Day". West Gallery style hymnody published in London, but advertising book-sellers in Colchester, Woodbridge, Ipswich, Norwich, Yarmouth, Beccles, Aylsham, Saxmundham, Long Stratton, Elsing and Monk's Toft. Unusual triple-time setting of Tate's ubiquitous text.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at While shepherds watched their flocks by night.