The festal morn, my God, is come (from A Ninth Set of Psalm Tunes) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2012-09-21)  CPDL #27191:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2012-09-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original order of staves is 2d. - 1st. - [Instrumental bass] in the opening symphony, and Tenor - [Alto] - Treble - [Bass] - [Instrumental bass] thereafter. The 2nd part of the symphony after the verse is given on the Tenor stave in the source, but is given on the Alto stave in the present edition. The Alto part is notated in the treble clef at the upper octave in the source. The first verse of the text is underlaid in the source, with the other verses given here printed after the music.

General Information

Title: The festal morn, my God, is come
Composer: Thomas Clark
Lyricist: James Merrick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 886. 886

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1830 in A Ninth Set of Psalm Tunes, p. 25
Description: Setting of verses from James Merrick's metrical version of Psalm 122. The same text was previously set by Clark to two different tunes: 'Aldham', in A Fourth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1808], and 'Palermo', in Clark's Seventh Book of Hymn Tunes, London: [1813-1815].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 122.