There were shepherds abiding in the fields

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 4: The Annunciation to the Shepherds

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Length
4 measures

English text

There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Luke 2:8 (condensed)

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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