Book the Second, Containing Twelve Anthems and Twelve Psalm Tunes (John Smith)

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John Smith's second book, Book the Second, Containing Twelve Anthems and Twelve Psalm Tunes appears to have been published in 1751. While the book is not dated, it was advertised as 'Just Publish'd' on p4 of the Salisbury Journal of Monday 12 August 1751. The Hymn Tune Index notes that both this and Smith's first book, A Set of Services, Anthems and Psalm Tunes, were advertised in the Reading Mercury on 13 November 1752.

The title page of Book the Second, Containing Twelve Anthems and Twelve Psalm Tunes identifies the composer's residence as 'Market Lavington'. The imprint gives the place of publication as 'Lavington', and states that the book was 'Printed by the Auther and Sold by him at his house by Mr. Johnson in Cheapside London by Mr. Collins Sarum Mr. Boddily Bath Mr. Burrough Devizes &c &c &c.'. The book was published by subscription: the subscribers include William Knapp.

Publication date and place: 1751 by the Author in Lavington

Description of contents

The collection consists of twelve anthems, and twelve metrical psalm tunes. The psalm tunes are mostly in four parts, with the tenor and alto parts both printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. The anthems are for various voicings.

List of works

Pages Description Text
011-3 An Anthem Psalm ye 1st for 2 Basses & a Tenor Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly
024-6 An Anthem Psalm ye 18 for 2 Tenors & 2 Basses I will love thee, O Lord, my strength
037-8 Anthem Psalm ye 27th For 2 Tenors & a Bass Teach me thy way, O Lord
049-12 An Anthem on Psalm ye 29th For 4 Voices Bring unto the Lord, O ye mighty
0512-13 An Anthem Psalm ye 39th for 4 Voices Lord, let me know my end
0614-17 An Anthem Psalm ye 84th for 4 Voices O how amiable are thy dwellings
0718-20 An Anthem Psalm ye 85th 4 Voices Lord, thou art become gracious
0820-23 An Anthem Psalm ye 86th for 2 Tenors & a Bass Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me
0923-25 An Anthem Psalm ye 118th for 2 Tenors 2 Basses Help me now, O Lord
1025-27 An Anthem Psalm ye 121st for 4 Voices I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
1128-29 An Anthem Psalm ye 128th for 3 Voices Blessed are all they that fear the Lord
1230-31 An Anthem Ecclesiastes Chap ye 5th Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God
1332 Psalm ye 72d. 4 Voices. Lord, give thy judgements to the king
1432 Psalm ye 96th N.V. 4 Voices. Sing to the Lord a new-made song
1533 Psalm ye 114th. 4 Voices. When Israel by God's command
1633 Psalm ye 145th N. V. 4 Voices.  Thee I'll extol, my God and King
1733 Psalm ye 44th. 4 Voices. Our ears have heard our fathers tell
1834 Psalm ye 66th. 4 Voices. Ye men on earth, in God rejoice
1934 Psalm ye 76th. 4 Voices. To all that now in Judah dwell
2034 Psalm ye 89th. 4 Voices To sing the mercies of the Lord
2135 Psalm ye 95th N.V. 4 Voices. O come, loud anthems let us sing
2235 Psalm ye 116th. N.V. 4 Voices. My soul with grateful thoughts of love
2336 Psalm ye 117th. 4 Voices O all ye nations of the world
2436 Psalm ye 124th. 4 Voice Now Israel may say, and that truly

Works at CPDL

Title Year No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
O all ye nations of the world 1751 36 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
O come, loud anthems let us sing 1751 35 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Thee I'll extol, my God and King 1751 33 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

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