Thirty Psalm Tunes (John Valentine)

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John Valentine's Thirty Psalm Tunes was published in 1784: while the book is not dated, publication was entered at Stationers Hall on 20 September that year. The book was 'Printed for the Author by Messrs Longman and Broderip No 26 Cheapside & No 13 Hay Market Where they may be had. likewise at most other musical Shops in Town and Country, and of the Author at his House in Belgrave Gate Leicester'. The title page describes the work as Valentine's 'Opera 7'.

Publication date and place: 1784 by Longman and Broderip in London.

Description of contents

The collection was published by subscription, and the musical contents are prefaced by a 4-page list of subscribers.

The music consists of settings of metrical versions of the first thirty psalms: for Psalms 1-10 and 21-30, the Old Version texts are used, while for Psalms 11-20, the New Version is set. While all the settings are sufficiently short that they are classified as 'tunes' by the Hymn Tune Index, in three cases (Psalms 18, 22 and 30) the setting of four verses with key, tempo or voicing changes part-way through suggests that these might have been intended as short set-pieces, rather than as strophic psalm-tunes.

The music is laid out in full score. The treble clef is used for soprano and tenor parts, while the alto part is given in the alto clef. Voicing directions where the texture is thinned to duets (including an example in the first piece in the book, Ps. 1 on p2) indicate that the topmost stave carries the soprano part, while the third line down is the tenor part. An instrumental bass part is given throughout: this is unfigured, and is marked 'Bassoon' part-way through the setting of Ps. 13 on p21. The vocal bass part to Ps. 1 is figured, but this practice is not followed elsewhere in the book. Instrumental interludes are provided for all the tunes, in three parts (two treble-range instruments and bass, with the two treble parts printed on the same stave in the treble clef).

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List of works

Pages Description Text
012-3 Psalm I. O.V. The man is blest that hath not lent
023-4 Psalm II. O.V Why did the Gentiles tumults raise
035-6 Psalm III. O.V. O Lord, how are my foes increased
046-8 Psalm IV. O.V. O God, thou art my righteousness
058-9 Psalm V. O.V. Incline thine ear, O Lord, and let
0610-11 Psalm VI. O.V. Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not
0711-12 Psalm VII. O.V. Verse 1, 10, 11 & 17. O Lord, my God, I put my trust
0813-14 Psalm VIII. O.V. O God, our Lord, how wonderful
0915-16 Psalm IX. O.V. With heart and voice, to thee, O Lord
1016-17 Psalm X. O.V. Verse 1, 12, 13, & 14. What is the cause that thou, O Lord
1118-19 Psalm XI. N.V. Since I have placed my trust in God
1219-20 Psalm XII. N.V. Since godly men decay, O Lord
1321-22 Psalm XIII. N.V. How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
1422-24 Psalm XIV. N.V. Verse 1, 2, 3, & 7. Sure wicked fools must needs suppose
1525-26 Psalm XV. N.V. Lord, who's the happy man that may
1627-28 Psalm XVI. N.V. Protect me from my cruel foes
1728-30 Psalm XVII. N.V. To my just plea and sad complaint
1830-32 Psalm XVIII. N.V. Part 2d Verse 7th When God arose my part to take
1933-35 Psalm XIX. N.V. The heavens declare thy glory, Lord
2036 Psalm XX. N.V. The Lord to thy request attend
2137-38 Psalm XXI. O.V. O Lord, how joyful is the king
2239-42 Psalm XXII. O.V. O God, my God, wherefore dost thou
2343 Psalm XXIII. O.V. My shepherd is the living Lord
2444-45 Psalm XXIV. O.V. 7. 8. 9. & 10th Verses. Ye gates and everlasting doors
2546 Psalm XXV. O.V. I lift my heart to thee
2647-48 Psalm XXVI. O.V. Lord, be my judge, and thou shalt see
2749 Psalm XXVII. O.V. The Lord is both my health and light
2850-51 Psalm XXVIII. O.V. beginning at the 6th Verse. To render thanks unto the Lord
2952-53 Psalm XXIX. O.V. Give to the Lord, ye potentates
3054-57 Psalm XXX. O.V. All laud and praise with heart and voice

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
How long wilt thou forget me, Lord? 1784 21-22 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
I lift my heart to thee 1784 46 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
My shepherd is the living Lord 1784 43 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
The Lord to thy request attend 1784 36 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
What is the cause that thou, O Lord 1784 16-17 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Ye gates and everlasting doors 1784 44-45 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

External links

  • Hymn Tune Index details for source ValeJTPT