While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks - Choraladapted/arr. Karl Hitzemann
A distinguished group of musicians contributed to this wonderful old carol's creation. George Frideric Handel wrote the music, and years later, Richard Storrs Willis of "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" fame infused Handel's melody with text adapted from an even older work published 1696. The result is timeless.
Our 2-part arrangement includes three verses with 8-bar interludes between each verse. It's an ideal first 2-part opportunity for a young choir, and it lets even more experienced choirs sound great. Use the orchestral recording or play the included piano accompaniment. Either way, this song will have a great impact.
The recorded accompaniment features piano, strings, guitar, bass, and flutes. A written piano part is also provided.
Our Plank Road Publishing octavos save you the time spent copying and binding and come in the convenient octavo size (7.0" x 10.25") used by choirs. (Please note: These octavos are NOT reproducible.) Also available for each song are fully orchestrated Performance/ Accompaniment recordings, beautifully recorded, and produced as state-of-the-art tracks.