I give you a new commandment (John Sheppard)

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  • (Posted 2021-12-03) 
CPDL #66997:  Transposed up a tone for TTBarB:     
CPDL #66996:  Transposed up a fourth for AATB:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-12-03).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 184 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the various Tudor manuscript sources. Original note values retained.
  • (Posted 2018-05-09)  CPDL #49587:     
Editor: James Lindsay (submitted 2018-05-09).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2018-04-16)  CPDL #49369:     
Editor: James Lindsay (submitted 2018-04-16).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a perfect 4th lower than CPDL #17982.
  • (Posted 2008-08-27)  CPDL #17982:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2008-08-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: I give you a new commandment
Composer: John Sheppard
Source of text: St John 13 vv. 34, 35.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBarB, AATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: written c.1545
    Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30483 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 19
    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

I give you a new commandment:
that ye love one another e'en as I have loved you.
By this all men shall know that ye are my disciples.

See also A new commandment