In sweet exalted strains (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2015-10-27)  CPDL #37331:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-10-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of parts in the source is Alto - Tenor - Air - Bass, with the Alto and Tenor parts given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of the text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially.

General Information

Title: In sweet exalted strains
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Shortwood
Lyricist: Benjamin Francis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 88

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1836 in The Congregational Harmonist, Book 4, No. 26, London, as tune 605 on p. 456
Description: This setting is attributed 'T. Clark' in The Congregational Harmonist, where it is marked with a crossed circle, a symbol used in that book to indicate 'originals' (i.e. tunes not previously published). The tune is referred to in a note on p451 of The Congregational Harmonist, associated with the tune 'Ticmore-End' (a setting of 'O let my transported soul'), which reads, 'This Tune, with FRANCIS, SHORTWOOD, NAILSWORTH & ULEY, was Composed, and inserted in this work, at the particular request of Mr. B. F. Flint, the Hymns having been written by his Maternal Grandfather, the late Revd. B. Francis, who was upwards of 40 years Pastor of the Baptist Church, at Shortwood near Horsley, Gloucestershire'. A tune 'Snowdonia' (a setting of 'Come, my fond, fluttering heart') is printed on p559 of The Congregational Harmonist, with the attribution 'Melody by Mr. B. F. Flint. Harmonised by T. Clark': Thomas Clark and Benjamin Francis Flint also collaborated in assisting Alexander Hume as editors of British Psalmody, Edinburgh: [1844].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In sweet exalted strains.