The lyrics of this Christmas Carol tell that part of the Nativity Story where an angel appears to a group of shepherds and tells them to go and find the baby Jesus in a manger. The melody is called "Winchester" or "Winchester Old" and was originally arranged by William Henry Monk (1823-1889) who also wrote the well-known hymn tune Abide With Me.
This Seasonal favourite is available for a variey of instruments. The following sheet music versions should satisfy most of the common instruments: Keyboard, Guitar, Accompaniment, Main, High, Bass, Clar, Horn, Sax and Viola.
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