Rejoice evermore with angels above (Thomas Jarman)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-15)  CPDL #69716:         
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2022-06-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The parts are printed in the source in the order Tenor - Alto - Air - [Bass] (as identified in the first tune in the book): the tenor and alto parts are both printed in the treble clef, an octave above sounding pitch, and the air and bass parts are bracketed together, with small notes in between filling out a keyboard accompaniment that largely doubles the harmony of the inner voices. In this edition, the air has been treated as the soprano line, the tenor and alto are given in their usual clefs and octaves, and the keyboard accompaniment notes have been omitted. Beats 3 and 4 of bar 6 in the tenor part, given here as a crotchet C and E, are given in the source as a minim on the D between: this has been emended, as the D would not be consistent with the harmony implied by the other parts and shown by the small keyboard notes. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have been added here editorially. If the verses printed after the music here are sung as well as the underlaid verses, then the words which are underlined should be repeated by the soprano and alto parts, to accommodate the repeat of a partial line in the tune.

General Information

Title: Rejoice evermore with angels above
Composer: Thomas Jarman
Tune: Christian's Chorus
Lyricist: Charles Wesley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 10 10. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c1825 in Thomas Jarman's The Northamptonshire Harmony, p. 143

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Rejoice evermore with angels above.