A New Set of Sacred Music (John Fawcett)

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General information


John Fawcett's A New Set of Sacred Music 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 Blanchard 14, City Road, by Mr Jas Shaw Bookseller Penrith Cumberland by the Author at Kendal, Westmoreland & by all Booksellers & 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 it as being published shortly after his majority, and so it was probably published early in 1811.

Publication date and place: 1811 by James Peck in London.

Description of contents

The collection consists of 65 strophic hymn or metrical psalm tunes, and a dismission as a set-piece (a through-composed settings of a metrical text).

The music is laid out in full score with the air next to the bass: voicing indications in some of the tunes which have passages for treble duet show that in the full chorus sections, the air is to be sung by tenors. 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. The vocal bass part is figured, and in some pieces there are instrumental bass notes to be played when the bass voices are silent. The dismission also has treble-range instrumental parts for two short symphonies (interludes between verses): instrumentation is not specified.

List of works

Pages Description Text
011 VICTORY. P.M. 5 lines 8s and 1. 4s. Hy: 387. Leeds collection. Hark how the gospel trumpet sounds
022-3 GETHSEMANE. P.M. 8 lines 7s and 6. Hymn: 24. Wesley’s collection. Jesus drinks the bitter cup
033 THE NEW YEAR. P.M. Hymn: 45. Wesley’s collection. Come let us anew our journey pursue
044-5 EDEN. P.M. 8 lines 8. Hymn: 48. Wesleys Collection. Rejoice for a brother deceased
055 CROWN OF LOVE. 8 & 7 Happy soul, thy days are ended
066 COMPASSION. 8 lines 8s & 7s. Hymn: 167. Roby’s Collection Love divine, all loves excelling
077 JUDGMENT. P.M. Hymn: 64. Wesley’s Collection. Lo, he comes with clouds descending
088 CLIFTON. P.M. Hymn: 439 Wesley’s Collection. Rise, ye dearly purchased sinners
099 JORDAN. P.M. Hymn: 144 Robys Colln. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
1010 KENDAL. 2. 6. and 4. 7s. Hymn: 187. Wesley’s Collection. Arise, my soul, arise
1111 GLADNESS. 4 lines 10s. Hymn: 190 Wesley’s Collection. O what shall I do my Saviour to praise
1212 ANCHOR. 6 lines 8s. Hymn: 182 Wesley’s Collection. Now I have found the ground wherein
1313 JERUSALEM. 6 lines 8s. Hymn: 69 Wesley’s Collection. Leader of faithful souls, and guide
1414 WORSHIP. 6 lines 8s. Hymn: 215 Wesleys Collection. I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath
1515 HORNBY. 6 lines 8s. Hymn: 108 Roby’s Collection. Hark how the heavens with praises ring
1616 PEACE. 6 lines 7s. Hymn: 20 Wesley’s Collection. Weary souls that wander wide
1717 DARLINGTON. 6 lines 7s. Hymn: 104 Roby’s Collection. Rock of ages, shelter me
1818 BANQUET. P.M. Hymn: 486 Wesley’s Collection. Come and let us ascend
1919 MELLING. 4 lines 7s. Hy: 152 Roby’s Collection. Children of the heavenly King
2020 CHESHIRE. 4 lines 7s. Hymn: 199 Wesley’s Collection. Jesus is our common Lord
2120 AMBLESIDE. 4 lines 7s. Hymn: 345 Wesleys Collection. Jesus, shall I never be
2221 DEVONSHIRE. 48 & 26. Hymn 324 Wesley’s Colln. Come on, my partners in distress
2322 STATION. 4. 8s & 2. 6s. Hymn: 143 Roby’s Collection. How happy is the pilgrim’s lot
2423 REDEEMING LOVE. 4. 8s & 2. 6s. Hymn: 213 Roby’s Collection. O love divine, how sweet thou art
2524 YELAND. 4. 6s & 2. 8s. Hymn: 336 Wesley’s Collection. Ye happy sinners hear
2625 REWARD. 4. 6. & 2. 8s. Hymn: 64 Wesley’s Collection. Ye virgin souls arise
2726 JUBILEE. 4. 6. & 2. 8s. Hymn: 57 Roby’s Collection. Blow ye the trumpet, blow
2827 ADORATION. L.M. Hy: 6 Roby’s Collection. Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love
2928 OTLEY. L.M. Hymn: 48 Book 1st. Dr. Watts. Awake our souls, away our fears
3029 LONGFORD. LM Psalm 107 NV To God your grateful voices raise
3130 BRADFORD. L.M. Hymn: 235 Wesley’s Collection. Father of all, whose powerful voice
3231 INVITATION. L.M. Hymn: 4 Wesley’s Collection. Ho every one that thirsts, draw nigh
3332 DEVOTION. L.M. Awake, my soul, and with the sun
3433 CALVARY. L.M. Hymn: 151 Wesley’s Colln My sufferings all to thee are known
3534 PARTING. L.M. Hymn: 344 Leeds Collection Now, Lord, we part in thy great name
3635 THE LAST DAY. L.M. Hymn: 56 Wesley’s Collection. The great archangel's trump shall sound
3735 MORPETH. L.M. Psalm: 95 N.V. O come loud anthems let us sing
3836 HOPE. L.M. Hymn: 246 Wesley’s Collection. The day of Christ, the day of God
3937 HARBOUR. L.M. Hymn: 69 Book 1st Dr Watts. The voice of my beloved sounds
4038 WEXFORD. L.M. Psalm. 92. Dr Watts. Sweet is the work, my God, my King
4139 NORTHAMPTON. L.M. Hymn: 134 Book 1st Dr Watts. Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews
4240 EVENING HYMN. L.M. Glory to thee, my God, this night
4341 PROTECTION. LM Hymn: 218 Wesleys Colln. How do thy mercies close me round
4441 NEWCASTLE. L.M. Hymn. 218 Wesleys Colln. Praise ye the Lord, ‘tis good to raise
4542 LINDALE. C.M. Hymn: 63 Roby’s Colln. Hark the glad sound, Messiah comes
4643 DIADEM. CM Hymn 97 Robys Colln All hail the power of Jesus’ name
4744 HALLELUJAH. C.M. Hymn: 186 Leeds Collection. O could I sing like the bright train
4845 INHERITANCE. C.M. Hymn: 215 Leeds Colln. On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand
4946 CONCERT. C.M. Hymn: 527. Wesley’s Colln. The Lord of sabbath let us praise
5047 THORALBY. C.M. Hymn: 65. Bk 2nd. Dr. Watts. When I can read my title clear
5148 GILEAD. C.M. Hymn: 293. Leeds Collection. Salvation, O the joyful sound
5249 DURHAM. C.M. Psalm: 33 N.V. Let all the just to God with joy
5349 RELIEF. C.M. Hymn: 103 Roby’s Colln. Dear refuge of my weary soul
5450 FELICITY. C.M. Hymn: 227 Leeds Collection. Hail, happy pilgrims, whence come ye
5551 COURAGE. C.M. Hymn: 62 Book 1st. Dr. Watts. Come let us join our cheerful songs
5652 NORFOLK. C.M. Hymn: 48 Roby’s Collection. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
5752 OVERTON. C.M. Hymn: 549 Wesley’s Collection. God moves in a mysterious way
5853 THE GRAVE. C.M. Hymn: 245 Roby’s Collection. And let this feeble body fail
5953 PILGRIMAGE. C.M. Hymn: 156 Roby’s Collection. Enquire, ye pilgrims, for the way
6054 DIVINE. C.M. Hymn: 54 Book 2nd. Dr. Watts. My God, the spring of all my joys
6155 LIBERTY. C.M. Hymn: 219 Roby’s Collection. O for a thousand tongues to sing
6256 ASSEMBLY. S.M. Hymn: 466 Wesley’s Colln. And are we yet alive
6356 BRIDGWATER. S.M. Hymn: 1 Roby’s Collection. Awake and sing the song
6457 WIGTON. S.M. Hymn: 14 Book 2nd. Dr. Watts. Welcome sweet day of rest
6557 CLYDE. S.M. Hymn: 12 Wesley’s Collection. Come ye that love the Lord
6658-60 DISMISSION. Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Lo, he comes with clouds descending 1811 7 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
O love divine, how sweet thou art 1811 23 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

External links

  • Hymn Tune Index details for source FawcJS1