SHEPHERDS (Sullivan)

SHEPHERDS (Sullivan)

Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Published in 7 hymnals


Composer: Arthur Sullivan

Arthur Seymour Sullivan (b Lambeth, London. England. 1842; d. Westminster, London, 1900) was born of an Italian mother and an Irish father who was an army band­master and a professor of music. Sullivan entered the Chapel Royal as a chorister in 1854. He was elected as the first Mendelssohn scholar in 1856, when he began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also studied at the Leipzig Conservatory (1858-1861) and in 1866 was appointed professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Early in his career Sullivan composed oratorios and music for some Shakespeare plays. However, he is best known for writing the music for lyrics by William S. Gilbert, which produced popular operettas such as H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), The… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SHEPHERDS (Sullivan)
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Meter: D. C. M.
Incipit: 55653 45425 17675
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

While shepherds watched their flocks

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground,
an angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

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O could our thoughts and wishes fly

O could our thoughts and wishes fly
Above these gloomy shades,
To those bright worlds beyond the sky,
Which sorrow ne'er invades!

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See the kind Shepherd, Jesus, stands

Instances

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