Behold, I bring you glad tidings (Josiah Street)

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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.

General Information

Title: Behold, I bring you glad tidings
Composer: Josiah Street
Lyricist: Luke ch.2, vv.10,11,12,13create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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.

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Original text and translations

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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".