Twenty Five Original Melodies (Bennett Mintern Swaffield)
Bennett Mintern Swaffield's Twenty Five Original Melodies was published 'for the Author, at Falkner's, Opera Music Warehouse, 3, Old Bond Strt', London. The collection was dedicated 'TO THE REVEREND THOMAS SCOTT SMYTH, A.M. VICAR OF ST. AUSTELL AND ST. BLAZEY, CORNWALL AND LATE FELLOW OF ORIEL COLLEGE, OXFORD': the dedication is dated 'St Austell, June, 1822'.
Publication date and place: 1822 by Falkner's Opera Music Warehouse in London.
The work was published by subscription: in addition to twenty-three metrical psalm tunes (all settings of the 'New Version' psalms by Tate and Brady, it includes two settings of the Sanctus, two settings of 'Glory be to thee, O Lord' marked as 'Doxologies, between the Epistle and Gospel' (referring to the Book of Common Prayer communion service), a setting of the responses to the Ten Commandments from the communion service, a chant, and a dismission.
Of the twenty-three psalm tunes, two had previously been published in Richard Garbett's Sacred Harmony (1818), to which Swaffield was a subscriber.
Mr. B. Andrew, St. Austell.
Sir William Lemon, Bart. M.P. Carclew, Cornwall.
List of works
|1||Psalm 1. Verses 1, 2 & 6.||How blest is he who ne'er consents|
|2||Psalm 8. Verses 1, 2 & 3.||O thou, to whom all creatures bow|
|3||Psalm 13. Verses 1, 3, 5 & 6.||How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?|
|4-5||Psalm 23.||The Lord himself, the mighty Lord|
|6||Psalm 3. Verses 1, 3, 5 & 8.||How num'rous, Lord, of late are grown|
|7||Psalm 119. Verses 114, 115, 116 & 128.||My hiding place, my refuge tower|
|8-9||Psalm 43. Verses 1, 2, 4 & 5.||Just judge of heav'n, against my foes|
|10||Psalm 18. Verses 1, 2, 6 & 3.||No change of times shall ever shock|
|11||Psalm 9. Verses 1, 2, 7 & 11.||To celebrate thy praise, O Lord|
|12-13||Psalm 97. Verses 1, 2, 10, 11, 12 & 9.||Jehovah reigns, let all the earth|
|14-15||Psalm 111. Verses 1, 2, 10 & 4.||Praise ye the Lord; our God to praise|
|16-17||Psalm 63. Verses 1, 2 & 6.||O God, my gracious God, to thee|
|18-19||Psalm 136. Verses 1, 4 & 25.||To God, the mighty Lord|
|20||Psalm 137. Verses 1, 2, 3 & 4.||When we, our wearied limbs to rest|
|21||Psalm 106. Verses 1, 2, 3 & 4.||O render thanks to God above|
|22||Psalm 34. Verses 1, 3, 8 & 9.||Through all the changing scenes of life|
|23||Psalm 100. Verses 1, 2, 3 & 4.||With one consent let all the earth|
|24-25||Psalm 103. Verses 1, 2, 8 & 19.||My soul, inspired with sacred love|
|26||Psalm 95. Verses 1, 2, 4 & 5.||O come, loud anthems let us sing|
|27||Psalm 119. Verses 169, 171, 172 & 176.||To my request and earnest cry|
|28-29||Psalm 51. Verses 1, 2, 4 & 9.||Have mercy, Lord, on me|
|30||Psalm 148. Verses 1, 3 & 5.||Ye boundless realms of joy|
|31||Psalm 138. Verses 1, 5, 6 & 8.||With my whole heart, my God and King|
|32-33||Sanctus.||Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth|
|34-35||Sanctus.||Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth|
|35||Doxologies, between the Epistle and Gospel. [Two of them, marked as ‘No 1’ and ‘No 2’]||Glory be to thee, O Lord|
|36||Kyrie Eleeson.||Lord, have mercy upon us|
|37||Chant [An otherwise undescribed double chant]||[No text given]|
|38-40||Dismission [at top right, "AIR, Harmonized."]||Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing|