A Seventh Set of Hymn Tunes (John Fawcett)
John Fawcett's book A Seventh Set of Hymn Tunes, to which is added a few suitable for Christmas was published in Leeds by Sykes and Sons and in London by Preston of Dean Street, Soho. The title page gives Fawcett's residence as 'late of Kendal', but does not specify his location at the time of publication.
The work's publication can be dated to 1829 by advertisements printed in the Leeds Intelligencer. An notice on p2 of that newspaper on 22 October 1829, placed by William Sykes and Sons of 72, Briggate, Leeds, and dated 'Oct. 15, 1829', advertises:
FAWCETT's admired PSALM and HYMN TUNES.
Early in December, 1829, will be published, by W. S. and Sons,
A SEVENTH SET of HYMN TUNES and PIECES, with a few suitable for Christmas, composed and arranged by John Fawcett, (late of Kendal,) for Four Voices, with an Accompaniment for Organ or Piano-Forte, on fine Paper, with handsome Vignette Title.
Price to Subscribers, 4s. 6d.; Non-Subscribers, 6s.
A subsequent advertisement on p2 of the Leeds Intelligencer of 26 November 1829 indicated that the work would be published on 1 December.
An advertisement for 'NEW SACRED MUSIC' sold by Sykes and Sons, printed on p2 of the Leeds Intelligencer of 30 September 1830, listed a second edition of the book; they continued to advertise the work in the same newspaper during November-December 1830, and again in October-December 1831.
Publication date and place: 1829 by Sykes and Sons in Leeds, and by Preston of Dean Street, Soho, London.
Description of contents
The collection consists of 40 strophic hymn tunes.
The music is laid out in full score with the soprano air next to the bass: for most pieces, the order of parts is labelled as Alto - Tenor - AIR - 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. As in Fawcett's earlier works, keyboard accompaniments are indicated both by small notes printed between the soprano and bass parts. Unlike some of Fawcett's earlier works, the bass part is not figured, and unlike his earlier books A Second Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes and A Third Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes and his later book The Harp of Zion, there are no items with independent parts for orchestral instruments, although some of the organ accompaniments include some ornamentation and harmonisation which takes them beyond being solely reductions of the vocal parts.
List of works
|1-2||CHRISTMAS. P.M.||Christians awake, salute the happy morn|
|3||JOYFUL HOPE. P.M.||Lift up your heads in joyful hope|
|4-5||GLAD TIDINGS. C.M.||Shepherds rejoice, lift up your eyes|
|5-6||BETHLEHEM. P.M.||Angels from the realms of glory|
|7-8||CELESTIAL RADIANCE. P.M. The Works by the Rev. G. Pike, of Bolton.||Rejoice, ye heavens, ye shining ranks adore|
|8-9||THE GLAD MORNING. Hymn 231, Wesley's Seln||Away with our fears, the glad morning appears|
|10-11||MORTALS AWAKE! Hymn 480, Leeds Seln||Mortals awake, with angels join|
|11-12||LEEDS. 4 lines 6s and 2 _ 8s||Come let our voices join|
|13||HARTLAND. C.M. Hymn 145, 2d Bk. Dr. Watts.||I love the windows of thy grace|
|14||KINGSTON. C.M. Hymn 92, 2d Bk. Dr. Watts.||Shout to the Lord, and let our joys|
|15||TUXFORD. C.M. Hymn 82, 2d Bk. Dr. Watts.||Arise, my soul, my joyful powers|
|16||CHELMSFORD. Hymn 91, 2d Bk. Dr. Watts.||O the delights, the heavenly joys|
|17-18||ACCEPTANCE. P.M. 4 lines 10s||God of all worlds, before whose searching eye|
|18-19||EXTACY. P.M. Hymn 772, Leeds Seln||From Egypt lately come|
|20||PROCLAMATION. S.M. Psalm 19th 1st Part, Dr. Watts.||Behold the lofty sky|
|21||ASHFIELD. L.M. Hymn 425, Wesley's Seln||The voice that speaks Jehovah near|
|22||ANNAN. L.M. Hymn 45, Wesley's Seln||Shrinking from the cold hand of death|
|23-24||MAWDSLEY STREET. 4 lines 8s and 2 _ 6s||O could I speak the matchless worth|
|24-25||INTERCESSION. 6 lines 8s Hymn 33, Wesley's Seln||Would Jesus have the sinner die|
|26||ABERDEEN. 4 lines 7s Hymn 350, Wesley's Seln||Holy Lamb, who thee receive|
|27-28||SWEET HARBINGER OF PEACE. L.M. Hymn 461, Leeds Seln||Hail peaceful day of hallowed rest|
|28-29||WALSINGHAM. Hymn 760, Leeds Seln||Farewell, blest soul, a short farewell|
|30||MELODIOUS SONNET. 4 lines 8s & 7s Hymn 234, Hoxton Seln||Come, thou fount of every blessing|
|31-32||BRISTOL. L.M. Hymn 23, 2d Bk. Dr. Watts.||Descend from heaven, immortal Dove|
|32-33||SOMERTON. L.M. Hymn 76, 1st Bk. Dr. Watts.||When strangers stand and hear me tell|
|34-35||KINGSBRIDGE. 4 lines 8s and 2, 6s Hymn 410, Leeds Seln||Me with that restless thirst inspire|
|35-36||LEDBURY. S.M. Psalm 148, Dr. Watts.||Let every creature join|
|36-37||LIBERATION. 2 lines 6s & 4, 7s Hymn 193, Wesley's Seln||O Filial Deity|
|38-39||GUIDANCE. P.M. Hymn 167, Leeds Seln||Guide me, O thou great Jehovah|
|39-40||EPWORTH. P.M. Hymn 634, Leeds Seln||The love of the Spirit I sing|
|40-41||MERCY. 4 lines 11s Hymn 90, Hoxton Seln||Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song|
|42-43||PETITION. P.M. Hymn 34, Leeds Seln||Come not, O Lord, in the dread robe of splendour|
|43-44||GOSWELL STREET. C.M. Hymn 65, Leeds Seln||Fountain of comfort and of love|
|45-46||THAXTED. 4 lines 6s & 2, 8s Hymn 232, Wesley's Seln||Young men and maidens, raise|
|46-47||IRWELL STREET. 8 lines 7s and 6s Hymn 372, Wesley's Seln||Give me the enlarged desire|
|48-49||PASSOVER. 8 lines 8s & 7s Hymn 72, Batty's Seln||Call to mind the solemn season|
|49-50||CLUID'S VALE. 6 lines 8s||The Lord my pasture shall prepare|
|51||HOREB'S FOUNT. S.M. Hymn 863, Leeds Seln||How free the fountain runs|
|52-53||TUNBRIDGE. L.M. Psalm 51, Part 1st Dr. Watts.||Shew pity, Lord, O Lord forgive|
|53-54||FORMBY. L.M.||This awful day will soon appear|
Works at CPDL
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