Now begin the heavenly theme (Baltistan) (Thomas Clark)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-06-04). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: selected subsequent verses have here been added editorially.
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Description: This setting was published as tune 643 on p484 of Thomas Clark's The Congregational Harmonist, Book 4, No. 27, London: [c1836].
This setting is attributed 'T. Clark' in The Congregational Harmonist, where it is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that book to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published).
The same text was also set by Clark to two other tunes: 'Burton', in his collection A Second Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: (1806), and 'Barham', in A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1809].
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Now begin the heavenly theme.