A Second Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)
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
|2-3||Psalm 8th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.||O thou to whom all creatures bow|
|3-5||Psalm 9th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 10. 11.||To celebrate thy praise, O Lord|
|5-6||Psalm 66th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Let all the lands with shouts of joy|
|7-8||Psalm 68 Old Version. Ver: 25. 27. 28. 29.||The singers go before with joy|
|8-9||Psalm 84th Dr. Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||My soul, how lovely is the place|
|10-11||Psalm 92nd New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||How good and pleasant must it be|
|11-13||Psalm 95th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||O come, loud anthems let us sing|
|13-14||Psalm 100th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||All people that on earth do dwell|
|15-16||Psalm 106th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||O render thanks to God above|
|17-18||Psalm 148th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Ye boundless realms of joy|
|19-23||Anthem. Psalm 57th.||Awake up my glory, awake lute and harp|
|24-27||Anthem. Isaiah Chap: 26th.||In that day shall this song be sung|
|28-34||Anthem. Psalm 100th.||O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands|
- Hymn Tune Index details for source ClarTSPT2