Come, let us join our cheerful songs (Rothbury) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-15)   CPDL #48028:        (Sibelius 8)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2017-12-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is [Alto] - [Tenor] - Air - [Bass], with the Alto and Tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Come, let us join our cheerful songs
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Rothbury
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1828 This setting appears in Book 1 of Thomas Clark's The Congregational Harmonist, the preface of which is dated 'Canterbury, Dec. 1, 1828'. This setting is attributed 'T. Clark' and is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in The Congregational Harmonist to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published)

Description: The same text was also set by Clark to three other tunes: 'Lime', in A Third Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [1807]; 'Melody', in A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes, London: [c1809]; and 'Wigton', in A Ninth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1818].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Come, let us join our cheerful songs.