While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-02)  CPDL #58366:   
Editor: Matthew Collins (submitted 2020-05-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 419 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arrangement of 'Cranbrook' in C major, for SATB harmony
  • (Posted 2008-12-10)  CPDL #18494:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-12-10).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arr. Rod Mather.
  • (Posted 2003-05-13)  CPDL #05044:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Toby Wardman (submitted 2003-05-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Cranbrook
Lyricist: Nahum Tate

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: The tune 'Cranbrook' was originally published as a setting of Philip Doddridge's Short Meter text 'Grace, 'tis a charming sound' tune, in Thomas Clark's book A Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, [1805]. In adapting it to Common Meter texts such as 'While shepherds watched their flocks by night' or 'On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at', two slurs are removed from the first line.

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Original text and translations

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