Jackson (While Shepherds Watched - Oldham Favourite)

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by P_S_Price, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Having Played Christmas carols in and around the Oldham Saddleworth area for many years now, Bands I have played for have often been asked for the 'Jackson' arrangement of "Whilst Shepherds Watched".

    However as this is a Regional tune we dont have it in our Carol Books.

    As the tune is out of copyright (Robert Jackson died in the earl 1900's), I have a simple arrangement of it. Any oldham bands who would like it please PM me and I will be happy to send you a PDF of the score.
  2. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Score and Parts now both available as PDF. Should have mentioned that they are free, and I will email them to if you ask, but it has been arranged in Salvation Army Tune Book form (ie no Rep/3rd Cor, No indep 1st Hor, No indep 2nd Bar).

    Still its free and you can make as many copies as you want!
  3. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Goodness, Pete. Is it Christmas already? I must have overslept this morning!
  4. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    For some reason it was brought to mind whilst looking at something totally unrelated at woork, and I thought Id get it done whilst it was in my mind, rather than the usual Chrstmas thing - get asked for it and havent got it :)
  5. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Phew! Okay; I will now put the Christmas tree back in the loft.:)
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  6. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    As Christmas playing is almost upon us, For those Oldham/Saddleworth bands interested I have an arrangement of Jackson (while Shepherds watched - Unique Oldham area tune) available that I am happy to share for free.
  7. tat

    tat Member

    Hi Pete,
    It wouldn't be the tune shaw lane would it? if so we'd love a copy please



    email cad@wtbs.co.uk
  8. Alan Sykes

    Alan Sykes New Member

    Hi Pete
    As a former Dobcross /Oldham lad, and keen on the many and wonderful tunes for 'While Shepherds' (my own favourite is Bethlehem's Plain, from Hudson's Oldham tune book) I'd much appreciate a copy - will try to convert the locals to real music!
    Alan Sykes, Wantage Band, aesykes18@btinternet.com
  9. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member


    PDF duly sent.
  10. classicbrass

    classicbrass Member

    Often referred to locally as the Saddleworth version - even though (as John Collins told us last year) it was written by the clergyman in charge of a church in Royton (another district of Oldham for those whose geographical knowledge might not be detailed, but has always been in Lancashire)
  11. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Hi Pete could you send us a copy in Aus. I will pm my email address.
  12. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Hi Aussie - PDF sent.
  13. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Thanks for replying so fast.
  14. Dulcie Smith

    Dulcie Smith New Member


    I would very much like to receive a copy of the score for the Jackson version of While Shepherds Watched. I now live in Canada and have searched everywhere but can't find a copy.

    My email is rob.dulcie@yahoo.co.uk

    Thank you.
    Dulcie Smith
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016

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