While Shepherds Watched / Stars Were Gleaming
Text by Nahum Tate, music by anon. (Yorkshire carol ca. 1800).
This piano solo was written for a Chistmas program. I was trying to write something that would use familiar tunes, not repeat a song that was already scheduled, and last about 2½ minutes. Try to keep the melody in the foreground in measures 21–23, even when it moves to the right hand.
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