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Thread #36310   Message #2770374
Posted By: Artful Codger
21-Nov-09 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shepherds Arise
The New Oxford Book of Carols includes this song as no. 147, with music transcribed from a Coppers' recording but lyrics from the version published by Pickard-Cambridge; the only retained Copperism is "David's city". Apparently the editors felt the Pickard-Cambridge music was overly "corrected".

A scan of the Pickard-Cambridge sheet music, from A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), as well as a corresponding 4-part MIDI, can be found through the link Lady Elizabeth posted, clickified here for your convenience:

Hymns and Carols of Christmas: Shepherds Arise! Be Not Afraid