Behold that splendour: hear the shout (William Knapp)
- (Posted 2013-06-28) CPDL #29538: (Sibelius 7)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2013-06-28). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 58 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The alto part is printed in the alto clef in the source. Only the first verse of the text is underlaid in the music: the text of verses 2-4 is printed after the music, but the word-fitting in this edition is editorial. The sharps on the second F in the alto part in bar 14 and the second F in the tenor part in bar 24 are editorial: these notes have no accidentals in the source.
Title: Behold that splendour: hear the shout
Composer: William Knapp
First published: 1753 in New Church Melody, London, pp. 162-163
Description: The music of this setting was printed with the words of verses 2-4 on p. 164. The setting is headed 'A Carol, or Redemption the Wonder of Angels. 1749 A 4 Voc.'. Hymn Tune Index tune number 1849. The text is one of three carols attributed in New Church Melody to 'a Gentleman unknown', who sent the texts to Knapp and requested that he set them to music: the other two are Th'Eternal speaks; all heaven attends (dated 1750) and O sight of anguish, view it near (dated 1751).
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Behold that splendour: hear the shout.