A Seventh Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)

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Publication

Thomas Clark's A Seventh Set of Psalm Tunes was published by Clementi, Collard & Collard of 26 Cheapside, London. The publication is not dated, but the catalogue of the British Library dates the work (classmark H.967.b.(7.)) to [c1830].

Publication date and place: 1830 by Clementi, Collard, and Collard in London

Description of contents

The work is described by its title page as A / Seventh set of / Psalm Tunes, / and / Two Collects, / one for Christmas Day and one for Easter / With Symphonies and an Instrumental Bass; / The Whole Composed & Adapted for the use of / Country Choirs, / by / Thomas Clark, / of Canterbury.

It contains of 18 settings of metrical psalm texts (of which 6 are from the Old Version, 6 are from the New Version of Tate & Brady, 5 are by Isaac Watts, and 1 is by James Merrick), and three through-composed settings of collects (including the Collect for Whitsunday as well as the two mentioned on the title page).

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
012-3 Psalm 2nd New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. With restless and ungoverned rage
024-5 Psalm 18th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. No change of times shall ever shock
035-6 Psalm 22nd New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. My God, my God, why leav'st thou me
047 Psalm 25th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. I lift my heart to thee
058-9 Psalm 30th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. All laud and praise with heart and voice
069-11 Psalm 34th Mr Merrick. Ver: 10. 11. 12. 13 Ye children come, my precepts hear
0711-12 Psalm 43rd Old Version. Ver: 3. 4. 5. 6. O Lord, send out thy light and truth
0813-14 Psalm 61st Dr Watts. When, overwhelmed with grief
0914-15 Psalm 61st Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Regard, O Lord, for I complain
1016-17 Psalm 81st New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. To God, our never-failing strength
1117-19 Psalm 87th New Version. God's temple crowns the holy mount
1219-20 Psalm 90th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Through every age, eternal God
1321-22 Psalm 95th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. O come, loud anthems let us sing
1423-26 Psalm 100th Dr Watts. Ye nations round the earth rejoice
1527-28 Psalm 113th Old Version. Ye children which do serve the Lord
1628-29 Psalm 119th Part 14th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Consider all my sorrows, Lord
1730-31 Psalm 133rd Dr Watts. Lo, what an entertaining sight
1831-32 Psalm 150th Old Version Yield unto God the mighty Lord
1933-35 Collect for Christmas Day Almighty God, who hast given
2036-38 Collect for Easter Day Almighty God, who through thy only begotten Son
2139-40 Collect for Whit Sunday God, who at this time

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
All laud and praise with heart and voice 1830 8 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Almighty God, who hast given 1830 33 Sacred Anthems 4 SATB
Almighty God, who through thy only begotten Son 1830 36 Sacred Anthems 4 SATB
Consider all my sorrows, Lord 1830 28 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
God, who at this time 1830 39 Sacred Anthems 4 SATB
I lift my heart to thee 1830 7 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Regard, O Lord, for I complain 1830 14 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
When, overwhelmed with grief (from A Seventh Set of Psalm Tunes) 1830 13 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
With restless and ungoverned rage 1830 2 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB