The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158793   Message #3758649
Posted By: DMcG
15-Dec-15 - 06:00 PM
Thread Name: Xmas Carols from North-East England
Subject: RE: Xmas Carols from North-East England
I was told at the weekend by a musical director of a west gallery group that Winchester old was chosen for 'While Shepherds watched' precisely because no-one sang it: picking anyone's local version would have invited trouble.

He mentioned 156 melodies, but I am not sure if that was versions he had or versions he knew of.