The Shepherd's Carol
SATB choir, a cappella - Level B (easy)
Composed by Bob Chilcott. Mixed Voices. Christmas, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 12 pages. Duration 4'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193432963).
Item Number: OU.9780193432963
ISBN 9780193432963. 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.