Robert Wylkynson, Ihesus autem transiens/Credo in deum

Folio: 126v (ee9v)

Voices: thirteen, all Tenor, in canon 

Compass: 13 notes

Cantus firmus: Ihesus autem transiens: Magnificat antiphon, third Monday of Lent, first nine notes only, sung at the beginning of each vocal entry

Text: Ihesus autem transiens (as above) then the Apostles’ Creed, each phrase attributed to one of the apostles, thus: ‘Jesus passing through the midst. I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth (Petrus). And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son our Lord (Andreas). Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary (Jacobus). He suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried (Johannes evangelista). He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead (Thomas). He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty (Jacobus minor). From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead (Philippus). I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints (Matheus); the forgiveness of sins (Simon); the resurrection of the body (Judas thadeus); and the life everlasting (Mathias). Amen.’

Concordance: Baldwin Commonplace, f. 188v 

Edition: Musica Britannica 12, 135

Recording: 1992b