Thursday, July 31, 2014

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

The exact date of Tate's composition is not known, but the words appeared in Tate and Nicholas Brady's 1700 supplement to their New Version of the Psalms of David of 1696. It was the only Christmas hymn authorised to be sung by the Anglican Church; before 1700 only the Psalms of David were permitted to be sung. (source)

free sheet music

Different melody

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing

lesson ideas

Recognize steady beat in 6/8 time. 
Play hand drums or triangles on the down beats.


Rhyme Time worksheet