A Third Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)

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Publication

Thomas Clark's A Third Set of Psalm Tunes with a Magnificat Nunc Dimittis and an Anthem; with an Instrumental Bass was published in London by Button & Whitaker of 75, St Paul’s Church Yard. The collection is undated but the Hymn Tune Index notes that the dates of activity of the publisher at this address were c1808–14, and suggests that this book dates from c1809.

Publication date and place: 1809 by Button and Whitaker in London

Description of contents

A Third Set of Psalm Tunes contains 10 metrical psalm tunes (setting 2 texts from the 'Old Version' of Sternhold & Hopkins, 6 from the 'New Version' of Tate & Brady, and 2 by Isaac Watts), through-composed settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (in the English BCP translation) and an anthem on Psalm 33.

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
01 1-5 Psalm 18th New Version. Ver: 6. 7. 8. 9. When God arose my part to take
02 5-7 Psalm 24th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This spacious Earth is all the Lord's
03 7-9 Psalm 27th Old Version. Ver: 1. 4. 5. 6. The Lord is both my health and light
04 9-11 Psalm 34th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Through all the changing scenes of life
05 11-13 Psalm 44th new Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. O Lord, our fathers oft have told
06 14-15 Psalm 47th new Version O all ye people, clap your hands
07 15-17 Psalm 67th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. To bless thy chosen race
08 17-19 Psalm 84th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Lord of the worlds above
09 19-21 Psalm 92nd Dr Watts. Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
10 21-23 Psalm 118th Old Version Ver: 19. 20. 21. 22. I will give thanks to thee, O Lord
11 23-30 Magnificat My soul doth magnify the Lord
12 31-34 Nunc Dimittis Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart
13 35-40 Anthem Psalm 33rd Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
I will give thanks to thee, O Lord 1809 21 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand 1809 19 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Magnificat 1809 23 Sacred Evening Canticles 4 SATB
Nunc dimittis 1809 31 Sacred Evening Canticles 4 SATB
Through all the changing scenes of life 1809 9 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB


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