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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Music by Traditional and Nahum Tate

"While shepherds watched their flocks" is a Christmas carol describing the Annunciation to the Shepherds, with words attributed to Irish hymnist, lyricist and England's Poet Laureate Nahum Tate. The exact date of Tate's composition is not known, but the words appeared in Tate and Nicholas Brady's 1700 supplement to their New Version of the Psalms of David of 1696. It was the only Christmas hymn authorised to be sung by the Anglican Church; before 1700 only the Psalms of David were permitted to be sung. It is written in common metre and based on the Gospel of Luke 2:814.

    Release Date: 1700


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Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780571525126 : 12-0571525121

Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer

The Essential Carol Singer provides the solution to the endless problem of too many books and not enough hands. It includes thirty of the most popular carols in one book, all SATB, unaccompanied, with no divisi. This pocket-sized, lightweight volume is easy to read and the short score layout allows for optional accompaniment if required. All the carols are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of use, with one carol per page. Offering simple arrangements in practical keys, The Essential Carol Singer is every singer's companion for Christmas. Selected and edited by former long-time Swingle Singer Ben Parry.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Away In A Manger, Boar's Head Carol, Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly, Ding! Dong! Merrily On High, The First Nowell, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come A-Wassiling, The Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, In The Bleak Midwinter, Infant Holy, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy The World, Now The Holly Bears A Berry, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, Once In Royal David's City, Sans Day Carol, See, Amid The Winter's Snow, Silent Night, Sussex Carol, Unto Us Is Born A Child, We Three Kings Of Orient Point Are, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9127b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott & David Blackwell : Carols for Choirs 5 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193373563 : 9780193373563

Bob Chilcott & David Blackwell : Carols for Choirs 5

Carols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today.

Songlist: A Heavenly Song, A little child there is yborn, A Patre Unigenitus, Adam lay ybounden, Away in a manger (UK tune), Away in a manger (US tune), Blest Mary wanders through the thorn, Candlelight Carol, Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Glory to the Christ Child, God rest you merry, gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! the herald-angels sing, Hush! my dear, I saw a stable, I saw three ships, I sing of a maiden, In dulci jubilo, It came upon the midnight clear (UK tune), It came upon the midnight clear (US tune), Joy to the world!, Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming, Lullay, my liking, My Lord has Come, New Year, O come, all ye faithful, O come, O come, Emmanuel, O little town, Old Christmas Returned (or Hospitality Revived), and more

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Voicing: SATB | 5689b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


David Hill (Editor) : Noel! - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088424688 : 0711984557 : 14023184

David Hill (Editor) : Noel! - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

Noel! is an exciting collection for mixed voice choirs, selected and edited by David Hill. The contents range from the Renaissance to the present: the polyphony of Victoria and Byrd, via Bach, familiar settings of traditional and lesser known carols through the ages, and works by today's composers including Richard Rodney Bennett, Judith Bingham, John Tavener and Judith Weir. Mixed voice choirs of all levels will find here new arrangements of favourite carols as well as stimulating works for the Christmas season, from the easy to learn to the more challenging and unconventional.

Songlist: Epiphany (Bingham), Out Of Your Sleep (Nelson), Adam Lay Ybounden (Ord), Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Gardner, John), Sing Lullaby!, There Is No Rose (Bax/Dawkes), No Small Wonder (Edwards), It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (Sullivan, Arthur), O Magnum Mysterium (De Victoria, Tomas Luis), Once In Royal David's City (O'donnell), Silent Night (Gruber, Franz), Noel Nouvelet (Jackson), Still, Still, Still (Gant), There Is No Rose (Joubert, John), Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Allwood), The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Carter), The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (Pettman), The Clouded Heaven (Bingham), On Christmas Day (Bennett), O Come, All Ye Faithful, In The Bleak Midwinter, Bethlehem Down (Warlock, Peter), The Kings (Nicolai/Cornelius), Jingle Bells (Pierpont, J.) (Allwood, Ralph), Away In A Manger, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (Willis, Richard Storrs), In Dulci Jubilo (Bach, Johann Sebastian), Rocking (Hill), We Three Kings, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9124b | Songbook | $19.95 | Primarily a cappella


David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 4 : SSAA Upper : 01 Songbook : David Willcocks : 9780193535732

David Willcocks (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 4

The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. Featuring upper voice versions of arrangements from the classic "Carols for Choirs" series of songbooks.

Songlist: A Merry Christmas, A New Year Carol, A Virgin Most Pure, Adeste Fidelis, Angels, from Realms of glory, Angelus ad Virginem, As with gladness men of old (congregational version), Away in a manger, Born in a Stable so bare, The cherry tree carol, Coventry Carol, Deck The Hall, Ding-dong ding, Ding dong! merrily on high, Donkey Carol, Donkey riding over the bumpy road, The first Nowell, Gabriel to Mary came, Gabriels Message, God rest you merry, gentlemen (congregational version), God rest you merry, gentlemen (unaccompanied version), going through the hills, Good King Wenceslas, Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary, Hark the herald angels sing (Congregational Version), Hark the herald angels sing (Unaccompanied version), He smiles within his cradle, Here we bring new water, The Holly and the ivy, How far is it to bethlehem, and more

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Voicing: SSAA Upper | 9092b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


Donald Campfield : Sacred Carols for Men's Voices : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999823516 : 0793540445 : 50482351

Donald Campfield : Sacred Carols for Men's Voices

A selection of sacred carols.

Songlist: O Come, All Ye Faithful, What Child Is This?, I Wonder As I Wander, Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Come Emmanuel, Away In A Manger, Joy To The World, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Holy Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Angels We Have Heard On High, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, I Heard The bells On Christmas Day, As With Gladness Men Of Old, Good Christian Men Rejoice, The First Noel, We Three Kings, Silent Night

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Voicing: TTBB | 9242b | Songbook | $3.50 | A Cappella


Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Fred Waring Christmas Songbook : SATB : 01 Songbook : Fred Waring : 747510029229 : 35007296

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Fred Waring Christmas Songbook

This excellent Christmas carol collection supplements Hawley Ades' best-selling general collection, the Fred Waring Songbook. Hawley Ades, long regarded as one of America's most skillful arrangers of music for singing, has been associated with the Fred Waring organization since 1937. This long and fruitful relationship is reflected in the imaginative treatment of the music in this book and in the many other published settings by Mr. Ades. Over 30 a cappella carols for either SATB, SSA and TTBB.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, As Lately We Watched, Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella, Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, The First Noel, Friendly Beasts, Fum, Fum, Fum, Glad Christmas Bells, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here We Come A-Caroling, Holly And The Ivy, I heard The Bells on Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, Joy To The World, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, March Of The Kings, Masters In This Hall, O Christmas Tree, O Come Little Children, O Come, O Come, Little emmanuel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Pat-a-Pan, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shepards Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep, Sing We Now Of Christmas, Snow Lay On The Ground, and more

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Fred Waring | 9109b | Songbook | $5.95


Gladys Pitcher : 30 Old and New Christmas Carols (TTBB) : TTBB  : 01 Songbook : 073999622386 : 50309180

Gladys Pitcher : 30 Old and New Christmas Carols (TTBB)

30 Old and New Christmas Carols for church, home or community singing. This edition is for unison or four-part male voices.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, The Birthday of a King, Carol of the Russian Children, Christmas is Coming, Coventry Carol, Deck the Hall, The First Nowell, The Friendly Beasts, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angel, The Holly and the Ivy, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Behtlehem, Shepherds, Shake off Your Drowsy Sleep, Silent Night, Susanni, Wassail Song, We Three Kings of Orient Are, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While By My Sheep, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 9608b | Songbook | $4.45 | A Cappella


Gladys Pitcher : 30 Old and New Christmas Carols (SATB) : SATB Unison : 01 Songbook : 073999084504 : 50308450

Gladys Pitcher : 30 Old and New Christmas Carols (SATB)

30 Old and New Christmas Carols for church, home or community singing. This edition is for unison or four-part mixed voices.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, The Birthday of a King, Carol of the Russian Children, Christmas is Coming, Coventry Carol, Deck the Hall, The First Nowell, The Friendly Beasts, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald AngelGood King Wenceslass Sing, The Holly and the Ivy, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Behtlehem, Shepherds, Shake off Your Drowsy Sleep, Silent Night, Susanni, Wassail Song, We Three Kings of Orient Are, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While By My Sheep, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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Voicing: SATB Unison | 9609b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella


Gladys Pitcher : 30 Old and New Christmas Carols SSA : SSA : 01 Songbook : 073999088205 : 50308820

Gladys Pitcher : 30 Old and New Christmas Carols SSA

30 Old and New Christmas Carols for church, home or community singing. This edition is for unison or 3-part female voices.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, The Birthday of a King, Carol of the Russian Children, Christmas is Coming, Coventry Carol, Deck the Hall, The First Nowell, The Friendly Beasts, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald AngelGood King Wenceslass Sing, The Holly and the Ivy, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Behtlehem, Shepherds, Shake off Your Drowsy Sleep, Silent Night, Susanni, Wassail Song, We Three Kings of Orient Are, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While By My Sheep, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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Voicing: SSA | 9610b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella


Jay Rouse : More Christmas A Cappella : SATB : Sheet Music

Jay Rouse : More Christmas A Cappella

Jay Rouse has been recognized as one of the finest arrangers of church choral music to emerge in the last few years. His musical insights, spiritual sensitivity, and skillful creativity come to life in this outstanding choral publication for Christmas. Jay Rouse broadens the scope of his choral arranging through these exquisite, challenging and rewarding arrangements of the Christmas seasons' most timeless classics.

Songlist: A Merry Carol of the Bells, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, O Come, O Come Emamanuel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Holy Night, See Amid The Winter's Snow, Silent Night, Holy Night, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

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Voicing: SATB | 7026b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


K. Lee Scott : Madrigals For Christmas : SATB : 01 Songbook : 825831199 : O5155

K. Lee Scott : Madrigals For Christmas

This collection is designed to be flexible and versatile. It can be used as a set for concert or a madrigal dinner with or without the readings which appear between pieces. It can also be used as a source of new pieces to be inserted into pre-existing madrigal dinner programs. Churches may also find it appropriate in which case Now Winter Nights Enlarge and Green Grow'th the Holly may be omitted. Audience participation is encouraged on the last piece, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks. A separate audience part is provoked at the back of this edition and may be copied for use in the program or as a separate flyer.

Songlist: From Virgin's Womb, What Child Is This?, Now Let Us All With One Accord, His Rest, Now Winter's Nights Enlarge, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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Voicing: SATB | 7222b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193532229

Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 1

The volumes of Carols For Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol singimng around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. 50 carols for mixed choir, including full text of the traditional Nine Lessons printed as an Appendix.

Songlist: A Boy Was Born, A Christmas Carol , A Great And Mighty Wonder, A Merry Christmas, A Virgin Most Pure, Adeste Fideles, All Men Draw Near, And There Were Shepards, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, As With Gladness Men Of Old, Away In A Manager, Blessed Be That Maid Mary, Blessed Son Of God, Boar's Head Carol, Crol, With Lullaby, Coventry Carol, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, The First Noel, Gallery Carol, Girls And Boys, Leave Your Toys, Gloucestershire Wassail, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, A Great And Mighty Wonder, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, In Dulci Jubilo, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9088b | Songbook | $22.98 | Primarily a cappella


Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193535657

Reginald Jacques (editor) : Carols for Choirs Vol 2

The volumes of Carols for Choirs have established themselves as the quintessential carol books for carol-singers around the world. Each volume presents a wide range of carols to suit every occasion, from well-known tunes superbly arranged to the best original compositions. Includes 50 varied carols for every occasion, carols by Benjamin Britten, William Mathias and William Walton.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born I Wys, A Child Is Born In Bethlehem, A New Year Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, All My Heart This Night Rejoices, All This Time, Angels And The Shepherds, Cherry Tree Carol, Come Leave Your Sheep, Come, Thou Redeemer Of The Earth, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Down In Yon Forest, Gabriel's Message, Gloria Sei Dir Gesungen, Glory Now To God We Render, Going Through The Hills, Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, He Is Born The Divine Christ Child, Here We Bring New Water, Here We Come a-Wassai;ing, Holly And The Ivy, How Far Is It To Bethlehem?, I Look From Afar, I Saw A Fair Maiden, Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant, The Infant King, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Joseph Was An Old Man, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9089b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols : Unison / 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999446319 : 0828903786 : WB516

Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols

164 easy arrangements with chords of carols from around the world, complete with lyrics in the original language as well as English. This special collection also includes historical background information on the observance of Christmas through the years and notes about specific carols to give added understanding. Songs are included from England, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, and more.

Songlist: Christmas and Its Songs, ENGLISH CAROLS, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Good Christian Men, Rejoice, The Seven Joys of Mary, This Endris Night, Good King Wenceslas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Coventry Carol, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, The Friendly Beasts, The First Nowell, Joy to the World, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Gloucestershire wassail, The Boar's Head Carol, Wassail Song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol), Blessed Be that Maid Marie, A Virgin Unspotted, Once in Royal David's City, Sleep, Holy Babe, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, As with Gladness Men of Old, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Masters in this Hall, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: Unison / 2-Part | 9612b | Songbook | $24.95 | Some a cappella


Various Arrangers : Professional Singers Christmas Fake Book - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 00240095

Various Arrangers : Professional Singers Christmas Fake Book - Low Voice

120 holiday songs especially arranged for voice in appropriate singing keys with introductions, suggested repeats, modulations, and extended tag endings. Features a wide variety of titles.

Songlist: A Caroling We Go, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard On High, Auld Lang Syne, Away In A Manger, Because It's Christmas (For All The Children), Blue Christmas, Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Burgundian Carol, Carol Of The Birds, A Caroling We Go, Caroling, Caroling, The Chipmunk Song, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S, Christmas Is, Christmas Is Just About Here, The Christmas Song, The Christmas Waltz, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Coventry Carol, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High!, Do They Know It's Christmas?, Everyone's A Child At Christmas, Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight, Feliz Navidad, The First Noel, The Friendly Beasts, Frosty The Snow Man, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5179b | Songbook | $24.95


Individual Folios

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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks : SAB : Keith Christopher : George Frideric Handel : Songbook : 08741118 : 073999120974

Keith Christopher : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

A creative pairing of J.S. Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze and the familiar carol While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks. The optional two flutes will enhance the performance; or add a string quartet for a beautifully baroque moment this Christmas! Available: SAB, 2-Part, Instrumental Pak, ChoirTrax Cassette.

Arranger: Keith Christopher | Composer: George Frideric Handel

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | With Piano |
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| 08741118

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