Merry Christmas

2012 - While By The Sheep / Als Ich Bei Meinen Schafen Wacht

“While By The Sheep” is a traditional carol from the 1600s. I started out unsure of what I wanted to do with it, so I arranged it twice; once for a flute trio and then for SATB choir. That made me want to record both, so that's what I did. You hear them back-to-back, with the voice parts played by a "choir" of electric guitars. My thanks go to Teresa Newhall, who played all three flute parts. The Australian postage stamp depicts the homage of the shepherds, which is what the lyrics (had they been sung) are all about.