Whilst shepherds watch'd their flocks by night
|Publisher||CHURCH MUSIC SOCIETY|
for unison voices and organ.
Jane Savage's setting of the famous Christmas hymn 'While shepherds watched their flocks by night' was written for the girls' choir of The Asylum for Female Orphans and published in 1785. Composed in a typically charming Georgian style, it lays claim to being the earliest surviving piece composed for the Anglican church by a woman composer.