John Speller's Web Pages Key, There were shepherds abiding in the field

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Joseph Key, There were shepherds abiding in the field
Joseph Key (d. 1784), an excise officer and amateur musician of Warwick and Nuneaton, wrote this Christmas anthem Joseph Key (d. 1784), an excise officer and amateur musician of Warwick and Nuneaton, wrote this anthem based on the Collect for the Sunday after the Ascension. It is one of a number published by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Key of Nuneaton. The editor of this anthem, the Rev. Robert B. Wolseley, was an Episcopal Priest who was Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in Geneva, New York, in 1850.

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Ruins of the medieval nunnery in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
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