And there were Shepherds in the Fields Nearby – A Choral Piece
Composed for the Springfield Chamber Chorus, William Gowers, director.
Performed by the Springfield Chamber Chorus on December 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Springfield, Missouri.
Directed by William Gowers
Soprano Solo by Sara Coleman
Music Composed by Will Chiles ©2014,
Springfield Chamber Chorus, Composer-in-Residence
Paintings (in order of appearance)
Abraham Hondius – Annunciation to the Shepherds
Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem – Annunciation to the Shepherds
From the Catholic chapel in Beit Sahour
Govert Flinck – Angels announcing Christ’s birth to the shepherds
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld – Angel Visits Shepherds
Carl Heinrich Bloch – Shepherds Abiding in the Fields
Thomas Cole – The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds