Behold, it is Christ (Edmund Hooper)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-28)   CPDL #45701:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2017-07-28).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key (ATTBB) and note values; editorial accidentals and slurs added.
  • (Posted 2017-07-28)   CPDL #45702:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2017-07-28).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 151 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values, transposed up a minor third (SAATB); editorial accidentals and slurs added.

General Information

Title: Behold, it is Christ
Composer: Edmund Hooper
Text: Acts 10:42-43

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: ATTBB or SAATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella


Description: This anthem for five voices circulated widely in manuscript copies. (Research by Peter Le Huray suggests that it is, in fact, the anthem with the most surviving copies, suggesting its broad popularity at the time.)

External websites: Performance (transposed up) by the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, dir. Andrew Gant

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Behold, it is Christ, which was ordained by God
to be the judge of the quick and the dead.
To him give all the prophets witness,
that through his name, whosoever believeth in him
shall receive remission of their sins.