A Third Volume of Original Sacred Music (John Newton)

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Pre-publication advertisement

An advertisement prior to publication appeared on p1 of the Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties of Friday 17 November 1843:

With Instrumental Parts.
SHORTLY will be published, a Volume of NEW SACRED MUSIC (being the third set) containing twenty Tunes, two Anthems, and three Pieces adapted for occasional purposes.
Author of the "Pilgrim," "Companion to the Pilgrim," &c. &c.
The Tunes will have the harmony condensed for the Organ or Piano-forte, and the Anthems and Pieces will be publishes with Instrumental Parts.
Price to subscribers, 5s.
Subscribers names received at the Booksellers and Musicsellers.

The work as eventually published contains three more hymn tunes than indicated by this advertisement: if the British Library catalogue is accurate in dating the publication to 1845, the enlargement of the work might be linked to the delay to publication.


John Newton's book A Third Volume of Original Sacred Music is, as the title indicates, the composer's third collection of sacred music: the two preceding books were titled The Pilgrim and The Companion to the Pilgrim. The title page of the work describes it as:

'Containing Twentythree Tunes adapted to various Metres,

The whole Composed & Arranged for
Voices & Instruments with the Harmony condensed,
For the Organ or Piano Forte,

Author of the PILGRIM, Companion to the PILGRIM, &c.'

The title page indicates that the work was entered at Stationers' Hall, and that its price was 6s 6d. The imprint reads 'London, Published for the Author by J. Hart, Hatton Garden & may be had of the Author or any Book or Music sellers in the Kingdom.'

A Third Volume of Original Sacred Music is not itself dated, but referring to the copy at shelfmark B.463., the catalogue of the British Library gives it a date of [1845].

The work was published by subscription, and is prefaced by a list of the subscribers.

Publication date and place: 1845 for the Author by J. Hart, Hatton Garden, London.

Description of contents

The collection consists of 23 strophic hymn tunes, three set-pieces (through-composed settings of metrical texts) and two anthems. The anthems are numbered 'No 2' and 'No 3', apparently a continuation of numbering from the one anthem Blessed be the Lord God published in The Companion to the Pilgrim.

The music is laid out in full score with the parts in the order (identified in the first piece in the book) Tenor - Alto - Treble - Bass. The treble (air) and bass are bracketed together, with small notes on these staves filling out the harmony of a keyboard accompaniment (labelled 'Organ' in the first piece in the book). Both Tenor and Alto parts are printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. For the set-pieces and anthems, instrumental parts are provided, in each case for two instruments of treble range and one of bass range. In the first two set-pieces, these are specified as being for two violins and cello, while the second anthem specifies for the cello part only.

List of subscribers

Allsops, Messrs. Music sellers, Nottingham, 6 copies
Amos, Mr. Alexander, Old Radford
Ashmore, Mr. Charles, Fackley Lane
Adcock, Mr. Thomas, Spilsby road, Horncastle
Attewell, Mr. William, Keyworth
Attenborough, Mr. Thomas, Carrington

Bradbury, Mr. William, Nottingham
Booth, Mr. Jarvis, Beeston
Bywater, Mr. Edward, Beeston
Blair, Mr. George, Hyson Green
Blair, Mr. John, Hyson Green
Bampton, Mr. George, Gotham
Barnett, Mr. Samuel, Eastfield side, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Beader, Mr. Peter, Hucknall-under-Huthwait
Bryan, Mr. Walter, Heanor
Buckland, Mr. Herbert, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Billyeald, Mr. Thomas, Hyson Green
Boaler, Miss Charlotte, Welbeck
Birkin, Mr. Richard, New Basford, 2 copies
Biddulph, Mr. Frederick, Nottingham
Booth, Mr. John, Stapleford
Brett, Mr. John, Edwinstowe
Brett, Mr. Richard, Caunton
Brooks, Mr. George, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Collishaw, Mr. William, Gedling
Cottingham, Mr. John, Nottingham
Commery, Mr. John, Hyson Green
Clark, Mr. William, Sandiacre
Carver, Mr. Edward, Nottingham
Castle, Mr. Retford
Collishaw, Mr. Alfred, Nottingham
Collishaw, Mr. Robert, Hickling
Clowes, Mr. David, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Cheatle, Mr. James, Hyson Green
Clifton, Mr. William, Calverton
Clarson, Mr. William, Carlton
Cooper, Mr. William, Mapperley
Crookes, Mr. Enoch, Sandiacre
Cox, Mr. William, Old Lenton
Cudworth, Mr. William, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Chambers, Mr. Thomas, Bloomsgrove
Coupe, Mr. Joseph, Nottingham
Crane, Mr. Thomas, Nottingham
Coupe, Mr. William, Nottingham
Choir of Singers, Radford Church, 2 copies
Choir of Singers, Arnold Church
Choir of Singers, Radcliff Church
Choir, Kirkby-in-Ashfield Church
Choir of Singers, Bottesford Church
Choir of Singers, Heanor Church
Choir of Singers, Woodborough Church
Choir of Singers, Sutton-in-Ashfield Church
Choir of Singers, Sneinton Church
Choir of Singers, Hockley Chapel, Nottingham, 5 copies
Choir, Fletcher Gate, Chapel, Nottingham
Choir of Singers, M. C. Annesley Woodhouse, 2 copies
Choir of Singers, M. C. Bulwell
Choir of Singers, M. C. Old Lenton
Choir Indt. C. Sutton-in-Ashfield, 2 copies
Choir M. C. Eakring, 2 copies
Choir M. C. Cuckney
Choir M. C. Edwinstowe
Choir M. C. Arnold
Choir M. C. Stanley Common
Choir M. C. Carrington
Choir M. C. Walesby
Choir M. C. New Radford
Choir N. C. Chapel, Hyson Green
Choir G. B. Chapel, New Lenton
Choir Meadow Side Chapel, Arnold, 5 copies
Choir G. B. Chapel, Hyson Green, 2 copies
Choir N. C. Chapel, New Radford

Dean, Mr. George, Nottingham
Dixon, Mr. Magnus, Sandiacre
Devenport, Mr. William, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Dent, Mr. John, Nottingham
Draper, Mr. Frederick, Heanor
Dutton, Mr. George, Ruddington
Daykin, Mr. John, Carrington
Dent, Mr. William, New Sneinton

Elliott, Mr. Joseph Crabb, Nottingham
Essex, Mr. George, Nottingham

Futrill, Mr. Thomas, Nottingham
Farrands, Mr. Edward. Old Basford
Fricker, Mr. George, Eakring
Fricker, Mr. George, Bilsthorpe, 2 copies
Foster, Mr. William, Mars Hill
Flint, Mr. John, Old Brinsley
Frecknall, Mr. Abram, Edwinstowe

Green, Mr. Thomas, Carrington
Gadd, Mr. William, Hyson Green
Gadd, Mr. James, Hyson Green, 3 copies
Gregory, Mr. Daniel, Carrington,
Gilbert, Mr. Mark, Farnsfield
Goodman, Mr. John, Wessington
Goodwill, Mr. Thomas, Eastwood

Hodges, Mr. G. B. Nottingham
Hallem, Mr. John, Hyson Green
Hazeldine, Mr. Samuel, Hyson Green
Hickling, Mr. Samuel, Carrington, 2 copies
Haskard, Mr. Jacob, Nottingham
Holloday, Mr. John, Eakring
Higdon, Mr. John, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Herrod, Mr. Francis, Bestwood Park
Howett, Mr. Charles, Lenton Lock
Herriott, Mr. John, East Field Side, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Healds, Mr. R. Tibshelf
Hayes, Mr. Joseph, Pleasley Hill
Hirst, Mr. Thomas, Eastwood
Hoyles, Mr. John, Smalley
Hingley, Mr. James. Smalley
Hart, Mr. Joseph, London, 20 copies
Hilton, Messrs. R. & J. Nottingham, 2 copies
Hemm, Mr. William, Nottingham
Hooton, Mr. Samuel, Hyson Green
Hooton, Mr. Thomas, Bloomsgrove

Johnson, Mr. Robert, Arnold
Jackson, Miss Elizabeth, Bilsthorpe
James, Mr. Matthew, Ruddington
Jackson, Mr. Abram, Nottingham
Jeffery, Mr. William, Sherwood
Jenks, Mr. John, Nottingham

Kirk, Mr. Jonathan, Lambley
Kirk, Mr. Thomas, printer, Nottingham, 2 copies
Kershaw, Mr. Thomas, Mansfield
Kerry, Mr. George, Hyson Green
Knowles, Mr. Benjamin, Wednesbury
Keeton, Mr. Joseph, New Lenton
Leavers, Mr. Joseph, Hill Top
Loseby Mr. Leonard, Nottingham
Lilley, Mr. Thomas, Selston
Lewin, Mr. James, Nottingham
Lang, Mr. James, Arnold
Library, Artisan's, Edwinstowe
Lymb, Mr. John, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Morley, Mr. W. Radcliff-on -Soar
Moore, Mr. John, New Radford
Matthews, Mr. John, New Basford
Mason, Mr. Isaac, Beeston
Moore, Mr. John, Beeston
Mottershaw, Mr. Edward, Beeston
Matthews, Mr. Gervas, Old Basford
Morley, Mr. Calverton
Musson, Mr. Francis, Old Lenton
Mather, Mr. Trent Bridge
Miller, Mr. John, Dalestorth
Matthewson, Mr. Robert, Nottingham
Morley, Mr, John, Radcliff
Marriott, Mr. William, Lambley
Maxfield, Mr. James, Nottingham
Maxfield, Mr. Henry, Nottingham
Marshall, Mr. Thomas, Nottingham
Mawer, Mr. John, Nottingham
Martin, Mr. William, Car Colston

Nix, Mr. Joseph, Hyson Green
Norman, Mr. Robert, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Naish, Mr, Charles, Rufford Abbey
Norman, Mr. John, Nottingham

Oldfield, Mr. John, Sherwood

Parnham, Mr. J. Flintham
Peacock, Mr. Newton, Lincolnshire
Pearce, Mr. John, Nottingham
Peet, Mr. James, Eakring, 2 copies
Philharmonic Society, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Price, Mr. David, Radcliff
Parker, Mr. Edmund, Bridgford
Poole, Mr. William, New Sneinton

Reader, Mr. Abram, Nottingham
Ragsdale, Mr. John, Woodborough
Read, Mr. John, Bulwell
Richmond, Mr. Samuel, Radcliff
Radford, Mr. John, Birchwood
Roebuck, Mr. George, Hyson Green
Rawling, Mr. Thomas, Brinsley Gin Cottage, Alfreton
Roe, Mr. Gazi, Annesley Woodhouse
Rose, Mr. John, Carrington
Redgate, Mr. William, Prospect Place
Radford, Mr. John, New Basford
Read, Mr. Thomas, Bulwell

Smith, Mr. James, Nottingham
Star, Mr. Thomas, Hyson Green
Smith, Mr. John, New Radford
Shipsides, Mr. Joseph, New Sneinton
Smith, Mr. Peter, Beeston
Stafford, Mr. Robert, Beeston
Selby, Mr. Bridgford
Staton, Mr. John, Bulwell
Smith, Mr. Benjamin, Hucknall-under-Huthwait
Salmon, Mr. Francis, Sutton in Ashfield
Straw, Mr. John, Sutton in Ashfield
Shaw, Mr. Everard, Sutton in Ashfield
Slaney, Mr. John, Eakring
Sampson, Rev. Theophilus, Rector of Eakring
Straw, Mr William, Sutton in Ashfield
Sandy, Mr. William, Ruddington
Slaney, Mr. John, Pleasley Hill
Sansom, Mr. William, Woodborough
Spyvee, Mr. William, New Sneinton, 3 copies
Sedgwick, Mr. William, New Brinsley
Severn Mr. Edmund, Hyson Green
Stevenson, Mr. John, Carrington
Spray, Mr. John, New Basford
Sanderson, Mr. John, Hyson Green
Stanhope, Mr. William, Heanor,
Stenson, Mr. John, Nottingham
Spencer, Mr. Thomas, Nottingham
Saunders, Mr. James, New Radford
Sewell, Mr. William, Jun. Carrington

Thompson, Mr. Thomas, Nottingham
Taylor, Mr. James, New Sneinton
Turner, Mr. John, Nottingham
Tesh, Mr. Henry, Bilsthorpe, 3 copies
Tesh, Mr. Thomas, Eakring, 3 copies
Tilley, Mr. Richard, Bulwell
Tarrey, Mr. Joseph, Bulwell
Taylor, Mr. W. T. Bottesford
Thorpe, Mr. John, Heanor
Turner, Mr. Edward, Smalley
Thompson, Mr. T. J. Edwinstowe
Towle, Mr. Thomas, Beeston
Taylor, Mr. Thomas, Eddingly
Taylor, Mr. William, Newark

Vernon, Mr. George, Bothamsall

Waters Mr. John, Bagworth, 3 copies
Weston, Mr. Thomas, Nottingham
Woolley, Mr. Samuel, Nottingham
Wright, Mr. Robert, Old Basford
Whittle, Mr. James, Beeston
Wild, Mr. William, Grantham Canal Lock, Trent Bridge
Wakerley, Mr. Thomas, Willoughby
Wright, Mr. Thomas, Sutton in Ashfield
Whetton, Mr. James, Sutton in Ashfield
Wright, Mr. William, Mount Hooton
Walstow, Mr. Thomas, Winkbourne, 3 copies
Wright, Mr. Joseph, Southwell
Woodcock, Mr. John, Arnold
Walker, Mr. William, Radcliff
Willson, Mr. William, Newton
Watson, Mr. Joseph, Heanor
Warmby, Mr. John, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Widdison, Mr. Thomas, Edwinstowe
Ward, Mr. James, Edwinstowe
Wordsworth, Mr. Samuel, Cuckney
Warren, Mr. Joseph, (Trombone player,) Carrington
Widdowson, Mr., Hucknall Torkard
Warmby, Mr. Thomas, Selston
Wittington, Mr. William, Sileby
Wilson, Mr. William, Nottingham
Wheat, Mr. John, New Sneinton
Warmby, Mr. William, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Yarnell, Mr. Edwin, Beeston
Youngman & Moore, Messrs., Printers, Nottingham

List of works

Pages Description Text
011 WISDOM. L.M. Hy: 158 Bk: 2 Dr Wats. Broad is the road that leads to death
022-3 JOYFUL. P.M. Hy: 276 Wesley. Worship and thanks and blessing
034 RECOVERY. 10s & 11s Hy: 277 G. B. Colln The fountain of Christ, Lord, help us to sing
045 INTERCESSION. C.M. Hy: 37 Bk: 2 Dr Watts. Lift up your eyes to the heavenly seats
056 LOFTY PRAISE. L.M. Hy: 43 Bk: 2 Dr Watts. Now for a song of lofty praise
067 ASSISTANCE. L.M. Hy: 15 Bk: 1 Dr Watts. Let me but hear my Saviour say
078-9 VICTORY. L.M. Hy: 48 Bk: 1 Dr Watts. Awake our souls, away our fears
089 COMMUNION. 4 lines 7s Come and let us sweetly join
0910 INCARNATION. S.M. Hy: 3 Bk: 1 Dr Watts. Behold, the grace appears
1011 CELESTIAL. S.M. Hy: 84 Bk: 2 Dr Watts. Come, all harmonious tongues
1112 DELIVERANCE. 4 lines 7s Hy: 450 G.B. Colln Children of your heavenly King
1213 DEVOTION. C.M. Hy: 106 G. B. Colln When all thy mercies, O my God
1314 PILGRIM. 4. 8s & 2. 6s Hy: 324 Wesley. Come on, my partners in distress
1415 DESIRE. C.M. Hy: 324 B. N. S. When, O dear Jesus, when shall I
1516-17 RADIANCE. 6 lines 8s Hy: 445 Wesley. O come, thou radiant morning star
1617 SION. L.M. Ps: 84 Dr Watts. Great God, attend while Zion sings
1718 AGNUS DEI. C.M. Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb
1819 SIMPLICITY. S.M. Ps: 103 Dr Watts. O bless the Lord, my soul
1920 INFINITUDE. 8.7.4. Hy: 66 Wesley. Lo, he comes with clouds descending
2021-24 THE CHRISTIAN'S VICTORY. O for an overcoming faith
2125-36 THE STAR OF JACOB. Awake, my harp and lute
2237-43 ANTHEM No 2. (from the 59th Psalm.) O my God, deliver me from my enemies
2344-46 ANTHEM No 3. (from the 5th chapter of Romans.) Therefore being justified by faith
2447-56 ACCLAMATION. Joy to the world, the Lord is come
2557 BLISS. C.M. Hy: 18 Bk: 1 Dr Watts. Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims
2658 MORTALITY. L.M. Hy: Wesley. Shrinking from the cold hand of death
2759 SACRIFICE. S.M. Hy: 142 Bk: 2 Dr Watts. Not all the blood of beasts
2860 OMEGA. S.M. Ps: 95 Dr Watts. Come, sound his praise abroad

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Broad is the road that leads to death 1845 1 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
When all thy mercies, O my God 1845 13 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

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