A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes (Thomas Clark)

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Publication

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: 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

Pages Description Text
01 2-3 Psalm 8th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.  O God our Lord, how wonderful
02 3-4 Psalm 16th Old Version. Ver: 8. 9. 10. 11. I set the Lord still in my sight
03 5-6 Psalm 19th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Behold the morning sun
04 6-8 Psalm 23rd Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 5. My shepherd is the living Lord
05 8-9 Psalm 24th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. The earth for ever is the Lord's
06 10-11 Psalm 49th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.  Let all the listening world attend
07 11-12 Psalm 57th Old Version. Ver: 10. 11. 12. 13.  Awake my joy, awake I say
08 13-14 Psalm 63rd Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Early, my God, without delay
09 14-15 Psalm 87th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4.  God in his earthly temples lays
10 16-17 Psalm 96th Old Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Sing ye with praise unto the Lord
11 17-18 Psalm 101st New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 5. Of mercy's never-failing spring
12 19-20 Psalm 118th New Version. Ver: 15. 16. 17. 18. Then open wide the temple gates
13 20-21 Psalm 125th Dr Watts. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. Unshaken as the sacred hill
14 22-23 Psalm 137th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 5. 6.  When we, our wearied limbs to rest
15 23-24 Psalm 150th New Version. Ver: 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.  O praise the Lord in that blest place
16 25-29 Anthem. Psalm 118th Ver: 24. 26. 28. 29. This is the day which the Lord hath made
17 30-35 Anthem. 2 SAMUEL Chap: 22d Ver: 47. 49. 50. The Lord liveth, and blessed be his name
18 36 CHANTS. [No texts set]

Works at CPDL

Title Year Composer Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Awake my joy, awake I say (from A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes) 1813 Thomas Clark 11 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
I set the Lord still in my sight 1813 Thomas Clark 3 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
O God our Lord, how wonderful 1813 Thomas Clark 2 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Sing ye with praise unto the Lord 1813 Thomas Clark 16 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB


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