Twelve Psalm Tunes (Matthew Cooke)
The title page of Matthew Cooke's Twelve Psalm Tunes describes the collection as 'Composed for the Use of the Church, at NORTH MIMS; & with the utmost Respect Dedicated to the most Noble PRINCE Francis, Duke of Leeds; &c. &c. &c. BY Matthew Cooke, Organist of North Mims, Hertfordshire, of St Georges, Bloomsbury London and Musician to the Right Honble the Ladies Capell.
The collection was 'Printed for the Author by Henry Holland, at his Music Warehouse St James's Street Piccadilly', London. While the book is undated, the Hymn Tune Index estimates a publication date of c1791, noting that Cooke obtained the post of organist at St. George's, Bloomsbury in 1788, and that the dates of activity of the publisher at this address were 1789-c1793.
Publication date and place: ca. 1791 by Henry Holland in London.
In addition to the twelve psalm tunes, all of which are settings of metrical psalm texts (eleven of them strophic, and one a through-composed setting of Ps. 137 in the metrical Old Version), the collection includes two Christmas hymns.
List of works
|1-3||PSALM IX.||With heart and mouth to thee, O Lord|
|4-5||PSALM XVIII.||O God, my strength and fortitude|
|6-7||PSALM XXI.||O God, how joyful is the king|
|8-9||PSALM XXIII.||The Lord is only my support|
|10-11||PSALM XXIX.||Give to the Lord, ye potentates|
|12-13||PSALM XXX.||All laud and praise with heart and voice|
|14-15||PSALM XXXIII.||Praise ye the Lord upon the harp|
|16-17||PSALM XLVI.||The Lord is our defence and aid|
|18-19||PSALM XLVII.||Ye people all with one accord|
|20-21||PSALM XLVIII.||Great is the Lord, and with great praise|
|22-23||PSALM CV.||Give praises unto God the Lord|
|24-28||PSALM CXXXVII.||When we did sit in Babylon|
|29-30||HYMN for Christmas Day.||The dayspring from on high with lustre bright|
|31-32||HYMN for Christmas Day.||While shepherds watched their flocks by night|
- Hymn Tune Index details for source CookMTPT