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Behold it is Christ  

Behold it is Christ

The Chapel Royal composer Edmund Hooper’s Behold it is Christ was popular in his own day. The music has an unusual intensity of expression enhanced by unorthodox twists of harmony and much use of false relations. The remarkable way in which Hooper threads the motif ‘whosoever believeth in him’ through the texture shows how secure was his technical control of contrapuntal writing.

from notes by David Evans © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67695 track 6
Recording date
7 July 2008
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
David Trendell
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Music from the Chirk Castle Part-Books (CDA67695)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 2009
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