A Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (Thomas Clark)

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Thomas Clark's A Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes was published in 1805. The book was entered at Stationers' Hall by the composer on 28 January 1805, and was advertised by the Canterbury bookseller and composer William Marsh on p1 of the Kentish Chronicle on 5 February 1805:


Just Published, Price 4s. 6d.

A SET of PSALM and HYMN TUNES, with some SELECT PIECES, and an ANTHEM. - The Music in four parts, and figured for the organ, piano forte, &c. Composed by Thomas Clark, of Canterbury.

Also a SEPARATE PIECE, Price 1s.

Sold by William Marsh, bookseller, Palace-street, Canterbury.

N.B. - The Music entirely new, and never before published.'

The book was subsequently reissued: the Hymn Tune Index notes an edition by Whitaker & Co. around 1820.

Publication date and place: 1805 by William Marsh in Canterbury

Description of contents

A Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes contains 25 metrical psalm or hymn tunes (setting texts by authors including Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley), through-composed settings of 'When I can read my title clear' and 'I will extol thee, Lord, on high' (both texts by Watts), and an anthem.

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. The vocal bass part is figured.

List of works

Pages Tune name Text
01 1 Axbridge Talk with us, Lord, thyself reveal
02 2 Weldon Jesu, Redeemer, Saviour, Lord
03 3 Hadley Sweet is the memory of thy grace
04 4 Lowestoff Jerusalem, my happy home
05 5 Woodstock O the delights, the heav'nly joys
06 6-7 Malton Why do we mourn departing friends?
07 8 Ringwood Father of all, in whom alone
08 9 Newark Praise God from whom all blessings flow
09 10-11 Thornbury Praise ye the Lord, 'tis good to raise
10 12-13 St. Peter's The great Archangel's trump shall sound
11 14 Stanley My God, in whom are all the springs
12 15 Langport He that hath made his refuge God
13 16-17 Tenbury Sweet is the work, my God, my King
14 18 Sunderland Come ye that love the Lord
15 19 Milton Abbey Come, Holy Spirit, come
16 20-21 Cranbrook Grace, 'tis a charming sound
17 22-23 Cornhill Raise your triumphant songs
18 24-25 Burnham Ye virgin souls, arise
19 26-27 Dunstable Blow ye the trumpet, blow
20 28-29 Dudley Rise up, my spouse, thy bridegroom waits
21 30-31 Beckington We soon shall hear the midnight cry
22 32-33 Darlington Weary souls that wander wide
23 34-35 Queenborough Come, thou fount of every blessing
24 36-37 The Complaint Ah me, wretched sinner; ah, where shall I go
25 38-41 The Dismission Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord
26 41-46 Midhurst When I can read my title clear
27 46-52 Pembroke I will extol thee, Lord, on high
28 52-58 Anthem Hear my prayer, O God

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