A Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (Thomas Clark)
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
- Hymn Tune Index details for source ClarTS1 a