John Speller's Web Pages Wolfe, While shepherds watched their flocks by night

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Wolfe, While shepherds watched their flocks by night
This remarkable anthem was published by Miss E. Wolfe of Philadelphia in 1881. Nothing is known about the composer except that she seems to have been connected with the Episcopal Church of the Saviour in Philadelphia, now the Cathedral of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

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St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, designed by Samuel Sloan in 1855, and later remodeled by Charles M. Burns. A disastrous fire in 1902 left only the tower and front facade of the original building standing, and Charles M. Burns was again brought in the rebuild the church. Since 1992 it has been the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
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