Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns (Thomas Jarman)
Publication date and place: 1809 by James Peck in London.
Thomas Jarman's second book is titled Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns, adapted for Public Worship, together with Six Anthems or Set Pieces: there are extant copies of the work both with and without the wording 'Second Book' on the title page, and which are otherwise identical.
The book was published in London, being 'Printed and Sold by JAMES PECK, No 47. Lombard Street.' It was priced at 5s, and the title page claims that it was entered at Stationers' Hall, although the Hymn Tune Index does not record any identified entry at Stationers' Hall.
The book was advertised as 'just published' on the front page of the Northampton Mercury on Saturday, 1 April 1809, below an advertisement for a performance of The Messiah and part of The Creation at 'the Meeting-House in Clipstone':
"T. Jarman respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that his Second Book of Sacred Music, containing 36 Psalm Tunes, 6 Anthems, and Pieces, with a figured Bass for the Piano-Forte, &c. is just published, Price 5s. and may be had of the Author, at Clipstone, Northamptonshire, and Mr. Peek, 47, Lombard-Street, London."
The Hymn Tune Index notes that the book was reviewed in the Monthly Magazine on 1 September 1812. This review, on p156 of No. 231 (or '2 of Vol. 34') of the Monthly Magazine, is as follows:
"Sacred Music, comprising Hymns and Anthems; composed by Thomas Jarman, Clipstone, Northamptonshire. 5s.
These hymns and anthems are in four parts, and figured for the organ or pianoforte. Most of the words are from Dr. Watts and Dr. Rippon, and the airs are pleasing, while the construction of the harmonies is sound and respectable."
The index page of Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns advertises 'Lately reprinted, Mr Jarman's first sett in folio, price Five Shillings'.
Description of contents
The collection consists of 36 strophic hymn or metrical psalm tunes, followed by 6 set-pieces (through-composed settings of metrical texts). The 35th tune, 'Warwick', is followed by a concluding hallelujah in the same key, which is not separately itemised in the description of the book's contents on the title page, but which 'may be sung after any suitable Hymn & Tune'.
The music is laid out in full score with the soprano air next to the bass. 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: the title page describes it as 'figured for the Piano Forte', possibly implying an expectation that keyboard accompaniment would be more likely in domestic use or for rehearsal than in public worship.
List of works
|1||LEICESTER NEW. C.M. Psalm 21. Dr Watts.||The king, O Lord, with songs of praise|
|2||MOUNT VERNON. LM Psalm 68 Dr Watts||Lord, when thou didst ascend on high|
|3||WALDGRAVE. C.M. Psalm 111. Dr Watts.||Songs of immortal praise belong|
|4||WELLINGBRO'. L.M. Ps: 45. Dr Watts.||Now be my heart inspired to sing|
|5||DESIRE. C.M. Hymn 45. B. 2. Dr Watts.||I love the windows of thy grace|
|6||NEWPORT. C.M. Psalm 27. Dr Watts. Pt 1.||The Lord of glory is my light|
|7||LEMINGTON. L.M. Psalm 72. Dr Watts.||Jesus shall reign where'er the sun|
|8||NEW CHAPEL. L.M. Psalm 117. Dr Watts.||From all that dwell below the skies|
|9||UNITY. S.M. Hymn 254. Dr Rippon.||Blest be the love that binds|
|9||WORSHIP. S.M. Psalm 99. Dr Watts.||Exalt the Lord our God|
|10||AMERICA NEW. L.M. Psalm 100. Dr Watts.||Ye nations round the earth rejoice|
|11||HARMONY. C.M. Hymn 1. Bk 1. Dr Watts.||Behold the glories of the Lamb|
|12||WALLWYN. S.M. Psalm 48. Dr Watts.||Far as thy name is known|
|13||OAKHAM. L.M. Hymn 138. Bk 2. Dr Watts.||This is the word of truth and love|
|14||MARYLAND. C.M. Psalm 84. Dr Watts.||My soul, how lovely is the place|
|15||NEW DAVIDS. L.M. Psalm 84. Dr Watts.||How pleasant, how divinely fair|
|16||CONFIDENCE. C.M. Hymn 39. Bk 1. Dr Watts||Now shall my inward joys arise|
|17||CALCUTTA. L.M. Psalm 97. Dr Watts.||He reigns, the Lord, the Saviour reigns|
|18||MOUNT OLIVET. L.M. Psalm 135. Dr Watts.||Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name|
|19||VICTORY. C.M. Hymn 77. Dr Rippon.||Hail, mighty Jesus, how divine|
|20||BELGROVE. C.M. Psalm 27. Dr Watts.||Soon as I heard my Father say|
|21||NOTTINGHAM. L.M. Psalm 87. Dr Watts.||God in his earthly temples lays|
|22||PLAINTIVE. C.M. Psalm 119. Pt 17. Dr Watts.||My soul lies cleaving to the dust|
|22||BIRMINGHAM. S.M. Psalm 148. Dr Watts.||Let every creature join|
|23||RUGBY. L.M. Psalm 16. Dr Watts.||I set the Lord before my face|
|23||SOUTHAM. C.M. Psalm 127. Dr Watts.||O happy man whose soul is filled|
|24||INFANCY. S.M. Dr Watts's songs.||The praises of my tongue|
|24||MADELY. S.M. Hymn 547. Dr Rippon.||How various and how new|
|25||BROWNS. L.M. Psalm 92. Dr Watts.||Sweet is the work, my God, my King|
|26||ENDERBY. L.M. Psalm 72. Dr Watts.||Great God, whose universal sway|
|27||WATFORD. C.M. Hymn 66. Bk 2. Dr Watts. Music by Rev. F. A. Cox.||There is a land of pure delight|
|28||NEW HUNDREDTH. L.M. Psalm 100. New version.||With one consent let all the earth|
|28||TRIUMPH. Sevens. Hymn 69. Dr Rippon.||Now begin the heavenly theme|
|29||SABBATH. C.M. Psalm 118. Dr Watts.||This is the day the Lord hath made|
|30||WARWICK. C.M. Psalm 111. Dr Watts.||Great is the Lord, his works of might|
|30-31||HALLELUJAH. may be sung after any suitable Hymn & Tune.||Sweet hallelujah, let thy solemn sound|
|32||GRETTON. L.M. Hymn 228. Dr Rippon.||The righteous Lord supremely great|
|33-37||GUILSBRO' C.M. Psalm 150. Dr Watts.||In God's own house pronounce his praise|
|37-42||IMMANUEL. L.M. Hymn 47. Bk 2. Dr Watts.||Now to the Lord a noble song|
|42-44||NASEBY. C.M. Psalm 134. Dr Watts.||Ye that obey th'immortal King|
|45-47||JABEZ' PRAYER. S.M. Hymn 381. Dr Rippon.||O that the Lord indeed|
|47-53||CLIPSTONE NEW. S.M. Hymn 10. Bk 1. Dr Watts.||How beauteous are their feet|
|54-55||The STANDARD. Dr Watts.||Were I so tall to reach the pole|
Works at CPDL
|Great God, whose universal sway||1809||26||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|He reigns, the Lord, the Saviour reigns||1809||17||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|Jesus shall reign where'er the sun||1809||7||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|My soul lies cleaving to the dust||1809||22||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|Now begin the heavenly theme (Triumph)||1809||28||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|Soon as I heard my Father say||1809||20||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|The Lord of glory is my light||1809||6||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|
|With one consent let all the earth (New Hundredth)||1809||28||Sacred||Hymns||4||SATB|