Monthly Archives: December 2013

THIS MONTH’S PARODY (Dec 13) While Shepherds Watched

WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT Nahum Tate Tate (1652-1715) was born in Dublin. Apart from this carol, his most famous creation, Tate is remembered for his libretto for Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and for the many ‘improved’ happy endings he provided for a number of Shakespeare’s tragedies. He also compiled a metrical version […]