Descant to 'Winchester Old' (While shepherds watched their flocks by night)

Melody from Thomas Este’s Psalter 1592; trad. attrib. to Christopher Tye
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This arrangement was composed for the 2013 Christmas Carol Service at St Matthew’s, Bethnal Green, London. If you don’t have anyone to sing the descant you can simply play the organ part as a last verse arrangement. If you perform this arrangement, please do let me know. I love to hear about performances of my music, wherever they are in the world. This score has been downloaded over 200 times, so I take it that other people are performing it. I hope you have as much fun with it as we did in Bethnal Green!

Score ID
Melody from Thomas Este’s Psalter 1592; trad. attrib. to Christopher Tye
Year of arrangement
Nahum Tate
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
1 minute
Choir + keyboard
Modern classical music
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