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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

    Regards

    Dave

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

    Alan Sykes New Member

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    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

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    Dave/Alan,


    PDF duly sent.
     
  10. classicbrass

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    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

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

    P_S_Price Member

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    Hi Aussie - PDF sent.
     
  13. Aussie Tuba

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    Thanks for replying so fast.
     
  14. Dulcie Smith

    Dulcie Smith New Member

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    Hi,

    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
     
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  15. Catherine Hunter-Rossall

    Catherine Hunter-Rossall New Member

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    We are a bit out of your area but would be very interested if you could email a copy of this arrangement as we are compiling a composite "While Shepherds Watched" score for our christmas concerts here in the Cotswolds with a different tune for each verse! chedworthsilverband@mail.com
     
  17. Aussie Tuba

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    If P_S_Price does not reply, he sent me the PDF of this arrangement so I can send to you if needed. I will watch a few days and send messages if needed.
     
  18. Aussie Tuba

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    I have sent to those who provided an email.
    send email address to me by private message and I will send this arrangement on.
     
  19. Catherine Hunter-Rossall

    Catherine Hunter-Rossall New Member

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    Thanks for all your help, Dulcie and Aussie Tuba!
     
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  20. Catherine Hunter-Rossall

    Catherine Hunter-Rossall New Member

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    Hi all,
    That time of year again, already!
    From the score Dulcie sent me last year, I made an arrangement for choir, and in the spirit of sharing music, I uploaded it here:
    While Shepherds Watched - Jackson tune
    Hope it's of use!
    Catherine
     
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