A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)
Thomas Clark's A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes, and Two Anthems, With Symphonies and an Instrumental Bass; Also Four Chants was published in London, by Button & Whitaker of 75, St Paul's Church Yard. The dates of operation of the publishers at this address were c1808-14: the Hymn Tune Index estimates that this collection was published c1813. It was, at the latest, published before 18 August 1814, when it was advertised by Button, Whitaker and Beadnell in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser, issue 2554.
Publication date and place: c. 1813 by Button and Whittaker in London
Description of contents
The collection consists of 15 metrical psalm tunes (setting 5 texts from the 'Old Version' of Sternhold & Hopkins, 5 from the 'New Version' of Tate & Brady, and 5 by Isaac Watts), two anthems, and four chants.
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 8th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.||O God our Lord, how wonderful|
|3-4||Psalm 16th Old Version. Ver: 8. 9. 10. 11.||I set the Lord still in my sight|
|5-6||Psalm 19th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Behold the morning sun|
|6-8||Psalm 23rd Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 5.||My shepherd is the living Lord|
|8-9||Psalm 24th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||The earth for ever is the Lord's|
|10-11||Psalm 49th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Let all the listening world attend|
|11-12||Psalm 57th Old Version. Ver: 10. 11. 12. 13.||Awake my joy, awake I say|
|13-14||Psalm 63rd Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Early, my God, without delay|
|14-15||Psalm 87th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||God in his earthly temples lays|
|16-17||Psalm 96th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Sing ye with praise unto the Lord|
|17-18||Psalm 101st New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 5.||Of mercy's never-failing spring|
|19-20||Psalm 118th New Version. Ver: 15. 16. 17. 18.||Then open wide the temple gates|
|20-21||Psalm 125th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.||Unshaken as the sacred hill|
|22-23||Psalm 137th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 5. 6.||When we, our wearied limbs to rest|
|23-24||Psalm 150th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.||O praise the Lord in that blest place|
|25-29||Anthem. Psalm 118th Ver: 24. 26. 28. 29.||This is the day which the Lord hath made|
|30-35||Anthem. 2 SAMUEL Chap: 22d Ver: 47. 49. 50.||The Lord liveth, and blessed be his name|
|36||CHANTS.||[No texts set]|
- Hymn Tune Index details for source ClarTSPT5