Ensemble: SATB organ
Loving Shepherd is a simple hymn setting for SATB. The first two verses are sung by high voices then low voices respectively followed by a harmonised verse for full choir. Verse four is for a solo soprano with a new contrasting melody which allows a return of the original tune in the final verse, sung now in canon to reflect the words 'Where Thou leadest I would go'. The work was first performed at the Parish Church of St Mary's, Mortlake at the christening of Thomas Drake in July 2000.