Now begin the heavenly theme (Triumph) (Thomas Jarman)

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  • CPDL #32859:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2014-09-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The original order of parts is Tenor - Alto - Air - [Bass]: the alto part is printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: three subsequent verses selected from the text have been added editorially. With the exception of the soprano part in bar 16, slurring is absent from the source for this piece, and has been added editorially based on the beaming of note groups in the source.
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General Information

Title: Now begin the heavenly theme
Composer: Thomas Jarman
Tune: Triumph
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1812 in Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns, p. 28

Description: Hymn Tune Index tune number 13786. The same text was set by Jarman to a different tune, 'Sevens Cheerful', in the first edition of his first book, Sacred Music, Comprising Select Hymns, London: [1803-5]: in the second edition of that collection, published in 1821, the tune was reharmonised and retitled as 'Redemption'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now begin the heavenly theme.