A Third Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (John Fawcett)

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John Fawcett's book A Third Sett of Psalm & Hymn Tunes was published for the author by James Peck. As well as being sold by Peck at 47 Lombard Street, London, the title page notes that it was 'Sold also by Mr John Barlow 16, New Cannon St. Manchester, Mr James Fawcett Highgate Kendal, by the Author at Halshaw Moor near Bolton le Moors Lancashire, & all Stationers & Music Sellers.' It was priced at 6s, and the title page claims that it was entered at Stationers Hall, although the Hymn Tune Index does not record any identified entry. While the book is undated, Fawcett's obituary (Bolton Chronicle, 2 November 1867) describes him as having worked in FarnworthLink to the English Wikipedia article (near Halshaw Moor, given on the title page as his location, along with the information that he was 'Late of Kendal') in 1817-18: on this basis, the Hymn Tune Index dates the work to 1818-19.

Publication date and place: 1818 by James Peck in London.

Description of contents

The collection consists of 35 strophic hymn or metrical psalm tunes, one set-piece (a through-composed setting of a metrical text), and one through-composed prose 'chorus'.

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. As in Fawcett's previous work A Second Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, keyboard accompaniments are indicated both by small notes printed between the soprano and bass parts, and by bass figuring: in addition, some of the pieces have independent instrumental parts for 2 trumpets, 2 oboes, 2 violins, violoncello and bassoon.

List of works

Pages Description Text
11 ALDRED STREET. C.M. Hy 146 Roby's Selection. Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve
22 BOLTON. C.M. Hy: 1 Bk 1 Dr Watts. Behold the glories of the lamb
33 MACEDONIA. Hy 1 Wesley's Colln O for a thousand tongues to sing
44 UNITY. C.M. Hy: 534 Wesley's Collection. Blest be the dear uniting love
55 The ROSE of SHARON. C.M. I am the rose of Sharon's field
65 PERTH. C.M. Hy: 232 Roby's Colln O for a closer walk with God
76 NEW CANAAN. C.M. Hy; 66 Bk 2 Dr Watts. There is a land of pure delight
87 CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN. C.M. Hy 90 Roby's Seln There is a fountain filled with blood
97 SAMARIA. C.M. Hy: 62 Bk 1st Dr Watts. Come, let us join our cheerful songs
108 The SHEPHERD'S CROOK. C.M. Hy: 4 Bk 1 Dr Watts. Shepherds, rejoice, lift up your eyes
119 BIRCH HOUSE. L.M. Psalm 92 Dr Watts. Sweet is the work, my God, my king
1210 ZIONS MOUNT. L.M. Psalm 36 Dr Watts. High in the heavens, eternal God
1311 CELESTIAL BREEZE. L.M. At anchor laid, remote from home
1412 FELLOWSHIP. L.M. Hymn 16 Wesley. Happy the souls that first believed
1512 OBEDIENCE. L.M. Hy: 244 Roby's Selection. Lord, when my thoughts, delighted, rove
1613 KEDRON'S BROOK. L.M. Hy 112 Roby's Selection. Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone
1714 PISGAH'S MOUNT. L.M. Hy: 153 Roby's Selection. As when the weary traveller gains
1815 MANCHESTER. 6 lines 8s. Hymn 4 Roby's Selection. Great God, this sacred day of thine
1916 CORONATION. 6 lines 8s. Hymn 77 Roby's Selection. Shall loyal nations hail the day
2017 NEW PARTING. S.M. Hy: 535 Wesley's Colln And let our bodies part
2118 GALILEE. S.M. Hy: 387 Wesleys Collection. Prisoners of hope, lift up your heads
2218 BURTON. S.M. Hy: 270 Wesleys Collection. Equip me for the war
2319 THE HARP. S.M. Hy: 200 Roby's Selection. Your harps, ye trembling saints
2419 SOLEMNITY. S.M. Hy: 43 Wesley's Collection. And am I born to die
2520 BRUNSWICK. 4 8s & 2 6s. Hymn 62 Wesleys Colln How happy are the little flock
2621 OLDHAM STREET. 4-8s & 2-6s Hy Wesleys Colln Be it my only wisdom here
2722 NAZARETH. 4-6s & 2-8s. Psalm 148 N.V. Ye boundless realms of joy
2823 TRIUMPH. 4-6s & 2-8s. Hymn 79 Roby's Selection. Rejoice, the Lord is king
2924-25 EBENEZER. 8 lines 8s & 7s. Hy: 509 Dr Rippon. Come, thou fount of every blessing
3025-26 AFFLICTION. 8 lines 8s & 7s. The Words by M. R. Dickinson, Seaton. Though by trials strong surrounded
3127-28 LIVERPOOL. 8 lines 7s & 6s. Hy: 115 Wesley's Colln Let the world their virtue boast
3228 REFLECTION. 4 lines 7s. Hy: 168 Wesleys Collection. Depth of mercy, can there be
3329 PRESTON. P.M. Hy: 221 Roby's Selection. Glory to God on high! Let heav'n and earth reply 
3430 ZEBULON. 6 lines 7s Hy 20 Wesleys Coln Weary souls that wander wide
3531-40 ANTHEM. "Hark me thinks I hear a voice &c" Hark, methinks I hear a voice
3641 WRESTLING JACOB. 4 lines 7s. Hy: 271 Roby's Selection. Lord, I cannot let thee go
3741-57 CHORUS "BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD." Blessed be the name of the Lord, from this time forth for ever

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Rejoice, the Lord is king 1818 23 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

External links

  • Hymn Tune Index details for source FawcJS3