The Shepherd's Carol by Bob Chilcott. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Christmas, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 12 pages. Duration 4'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193432963).
ISBN 9780193432963. Christmas, Choral Leaflet. 10 x 7 inches.
For SATB unaccompanied. The text is a beautiful anonymous poem that narrates the experience of the shepherds, drawn by starlight to the baby Jesus. The lovely, poignant melody of folk-like simplicity is supported by languid and atmospheric harmonies. The effect is a sublime marriage of poetic imagery and music.