Behold the morning sun (Bingley) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-09)  CPDL #48752:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2018-02-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with Alto and Tenor in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. The first two notes of the Tenor part, in bar 1, are also given in the source as a cue in the Bass part: these have been omitted from this edition. Only the first verse of text is given in the source: three more verses have been added editorially.

General Information

Title: Behold the morning sun
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Bingley
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: c1832
Description: This setting was published as tune 212 on p159 of Thomas Clark's book The Congregational Harmonist, Book 2, No. 9, London: [1828-1836]. The tune is attributed 'T. Clark' in The Congregational Harmonist, and is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that book to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published).

The same text was previously set by Clark to a different tune in his collection A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes, London: [c1813].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 19.