A Second Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)

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Publication

Thomas Clark's A Second Set of Psalm Tunes, and Three Anthems was published c1807: the collection was advertised in Clark's A Third Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, which was entered at Stationers Hall on 23 December 1807. The Hymn Tune Index notes that the exemplar of A Second Set of Psalm Tunes, and Three Anthems cited in the index is a later issue, as it bears the imprint of Button & Whitaker of 75, St Paul's Church Yard: the dates of operation of the publishers at this address were c1808-14.

Publication date and place: ca. 1807 in London

Description of contents

The collection consists of ten metrical psalm tunes (setting two texts from the 'Old Version' of Sternhold & Hopkins, seven from the 'New Version' of Tate & Brady, and one by Isaac Watts) and three anthems.

The music is laid out in full score with the soprano air next to the bass. The treble clef is used for soprano, alto, and tenor parts, with both the alto and tenor parts being notated an octave above sounding pitch.

A figured instrumental bass is given throughout, with 'symphonies' (short instrumental introductions and interludes) scored for three instruments (the figured bassline plus two instruments of treble pitch). Where these symphonies occur on the same systems as the vocal parts, the first treble instrument part is generally printed on the soprano part, and the second treble instrument on the tenor part.

List of works

Pages Description Text
01 2-3 Psalm 8th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.  O thou to whom all creatures bow
02 3-5 Psalm 9th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 10. 11. To celebrate thy praise, O Lord
03 5-6 Psalm 66th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Let all the lands with shouts of joy
04 7-8 Psalm 68 Old Version. Ver: 25. 27. 28. 29. The singers go before with joy
05 8-9 Psalm 84th Dr. Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. My soul, how lovely is the place
06 10-11 Psalm 92nd New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. How good and pleasant must it be
07 11-13 Psalm 95th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. O come, loud anthems let us sing
08 13-14 Psalm 100th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. All people that on earth do dwell
09 15-16 Psalm 106th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. O render thanks to God above
10 17-18 Psalm 148th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.  Ye boundless realms of joy
11 19-23 Anthem. Psalm 57th. Awake up my glory, awake lute and harp
12 24-27 Anthem. Isaiah Chap: 26th. In that day shall this song be sung
13 28-34 Anthem. Psalm 100th. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands

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