An Eighth Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)

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Thomas Clark's An Eighth 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.(8.)) to [c1830].

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

Description of contents

The work is described by its title page as An / EIGHTH SET of PSALM TUNES, / Two Anthems, a Funeral Hymn, / and one also for / CHRISTMAS DAY, / With Symphonies and an Instrumental Bass, / The Whole Composed & Adapted for the / use of / Country Choirs, / By / THOMAS CLARK, / of Canterbury.

It contains of 14 settings of metrical psalm texts (of which 3 are from the Old Version, 6 are from the New Version of Tate & Brady, and 5 are by Isaac Watts), two strophic hymn settings, and two anthems.

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 1st New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. How blest is he who ne'er consents
023-4 Psalm 6th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. Lord, in thy wrath, reprove me not
034-5 Psalm 11th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. Since I have placed my trust in God
046-7 Psalm 23rd New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. The Lord himself, the mighty Lord
057-8 Psalm 29th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 8. Ye princes that in might excel
068-12 Psalm 30th New Version. Ver. 10. 11. 12. Hear me, O Lord, in mercy hear
0712-13 Psalm 68th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. Let God arise, and then his foes
0814-15 Psalm 80th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. Great shepherd of thine Israel
0916-17 Psalm 95th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. Come sound his praise abroad
1017-19 Psalm 104th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. My soul, thy great Creator praise
1119-20 Psalm 105th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. Give praises unto God the Lord
1220-22 Psalm 110th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne
1322-23 Psalm 135th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 18. O praise the Lord with one consent
1423-25 Psalm 148th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. Ye tribes of Adam join
1525-26 Christmas Hymn Arise and hail the happy day
1627-28 Funeral Hymn Hark from the tombs a doleful sound
1728-32 ANTHEM. MATTHEW Chap. II. Ver. 28. 29. 30 Come unto me, all ye that labour
1832-35 ANTHEM. PSALM 3. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. Lord, how are they increased