A certayne man who was named (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-16)  CPDL #42666:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-01-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A certayne man who was named

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. 5

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Original text and translations

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A certayne man, who was named
Ananias trulye:
With Saphira hys wyfe framed
Unto the Lorde a lye.

Who sellynge then a pece of lande
Kept backe parte of the pryce:
The whiche hys wyfe dyd understande,
They wrought with one advyce.