Behold, I bring you glad tidings (Josiah Street)
- (Posted 2019-08-11) CPDL #55033:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-11). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 63 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: 1730
Description: "An anthem for Christmas Day"; a setting of a standard set of verses out of Luke in use in the Anglican tradition. A reduction is provided for practice purposes, but should be eschewed in performance.
Original text and translations
Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men".