Then was there one Cornelius (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-16)  CPDL #42670:        (Finale 2012)
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General Information

Title: Then was there one Cornelius
Composer: Christopher Tye

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in The Actes of the Apostles, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Then was there one Cornelius,
which dwelt at Cesarye,
A Captayne good and gracius
Of those of Italye.

Devout he was and God dyd feare,
So dyd his famelye:
In almes great and in prayer
Abode continuallye.