George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
There were shepherds abiding in the field (recitative), from Messiah ( 1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
[ There were shepherds abiding in the field starts at approximately 37:07]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson
Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages
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Choral Public Domain Library
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