Liturgically, the text of 'Quem vidistis pastores' works as an antiphon and as a response. In this version I have musicalized the corresponding text to the responsory, but adding the 'alleluia', which is typical of the antiphon.
The motet passes in a pastoral atmosphere beholding the birth of Jesus. With this work, I have finally put music to the same set of texts used by Francis Poulenc for his 'Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël'. The whole set is a tribute to his memory and his powerful influence on my training as a composer.