of the Shepherds
The hymn tune ‘Quem Pastores Laudavere’ dates back
to the 14th century and is widely known the Christian world. Although
the tune has been set to a number of different texts in different countries, it
was originally a carol, celebrating the Christmas story, in particular the visit
of the Angel Gabriel to the Shepherds.
This simple but expressive setting presents three verses
of the hymn tune, featuring first the trombones, secondly the woodwind and
finally the whole band.