A Seventh Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)
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
|2-3||Psalm 2nd New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||With restless and ungoverned rage|
|4-5||Psalm 18th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.||No change of times shall ever shock|
|5-6||Psalm 22nd New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||My God, my God, why leav'st thou me|
|7||Psalm 25th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||I lift my heart to thee|
|8-9||Psalm 30th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||All laud and praise with heart and voice|
|9-11||Psalm 34th Mr Merrick. Ver: 10. 11. 12. 13||Ye children come, my precepts hear|
|11-12||Psalm 43rd Old Version. Ver: 3. 4. 5. 6.||O Lord, send out thy light and truth|
|13-14||Psalm 61st Dr Watts.||When, overwhelmed with grief|
|14-15||Psalm 61st Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Regard, O Lord, for I complain|
|16-17||Psalm 81st New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||To God, our never-failing strength|
|17-19||Psalm 87th New Version.||God's temple crowns the holy mount|
|19-20||Psalm 90th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Through every age, eternal God|
|21-22||Psalm 95th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||O come, loud anthems let us sing|
|23-26||Psalm 100th Dr Watts.||Ye nations round the earth rejoice|
|27-28||Psalm 113th Old Version.||Ye children which do serve the Lord|
|28-29||Psalm 119th Part 14th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Consider all my sorrows, Lord|
|30-31||Psalm 133rd Dr Watts.||Lo, what an entertaining sight|
|31-32||Psalm 150th Old Version||Yield unto God the mighty Lord|
|33-35||Collect for Christmas Day||Almighty God, who hast given|
|36-38||Collect for Easter Day||Almighty God, who through thy only begotten Son|
|39-40||Collect for Whit Sunday||God, who at this time|
Works at CPDL
|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|