An Eighth Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)
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
|2-3||Psalm 1st New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||How blest is he who ne'er consents|
|3-4||Psalm 6th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||Lord, in thy wrath, reprove me not|
|4-5||Psalm 11th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 7.||Since I have placed my trust in God|
|6-7||Psalm 23rd New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.||The Lord himself, the mighty Lord|
|7-8||Psalm 29th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 8.||Ye princes that in might excel|
|8-12||Psalm 30th New Version. Ver. 10. 11. 12.||Hear me, O Lord, in mercy hear|
|12-13||Psalm 68th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||Let God arise, and then his foes|
|14-15||Psalm 80th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||Great shepherd of thine Israel|
|16-17||Psalm 95th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||Come sound his praise abroad|
|17-19||Psalm 104th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||My soul, thy great Creator praise|
|19-20||Psalm 105th Old Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||Give praises unto God the Lord|
|20-22||Psalm 110th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne|
|22-23||Psalm 135th New Version. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 18.||O praise the Lord with one consent|
|23-25||Psalm 148th Dr Watts. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4.||Ye tribes of Adam join|
|25-26||Christmas Hymn||Arise and hail the happy day|
|27-28||Funeral Hymn||Hark from the tombs a doleful sound|
|28-32||ANTHEM. MATTHEW Chap. II. Ver. 28. 29. 30||Come unto me, all ye that labour|
|32-35||ANTHEM. PSALM 3. Ver. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.||Lord, how are they increased|