Thomas Jarman

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Born: 1776

Died: 1861


Thomas Jarman was born in Clipston, Northamptonshire, and was (like his father) a tailor, but joined the choir of the Baptist chapel in Clipston, and became one of the most prolific English composers of psalmody in the early nineteenth century. His first book of psalmody, Sacred Music, Comprising Select Hymns [1803-5], included an anthem 'expressly composed for the opening of Clipstone New Chapel': the chapel was opened in 1803. He is now predominantly known for the tune 'Lyngham', which was published in the same collection under the title 'Navitity'.

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List of choral works

Anthems and set-pieces (through-composed settings of metrical texts)

Metrical psalm and hymn tunes

Arrangements by Jarman of works by other composers

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  • Sacred Music, comprising Select Hymns. London: Printed (for the Author at Clipstone Northamptonshire) by Henry Thompson 75 St. Paul's Church Yard, And may be had of Mr. Abel Bookseller Northampton [1803-5]
  • Sacred Music, comprising Thirty Six Select Hymns. London: James Peck, 47 Lombard Street [1809]
  • Sacred Music, Consisting of a Third Set of Psalms, Hymns & Anthems. London: Printed & Sold by J. Peck, 47, Lombard Street, Mr Abel, Northampton, Mr Botterill, Lutterworth & by the Author at Clipston [1813]
  • Sacred Music. A Fourth Book containing psalms, hymns and set peices. London: James Peck [1819]
  • Sacred Music. The Northamptonshire Harmony. London: Published by J: Peck, 44, Newgate Street [c1823-1826]
  • The Devotional Melodist [c1828]
  • The Voice of Melody. London: Published by J. Hart, 109, Hatton Garden [c1832-1834]
  • The Sacred Harmonicon. London: J. Hart, 109 Hatton Garden and the Author, Clipston, Northamptonshire [c1834]
  • The Wesleyan Melodist. London: J. Hart, 109 Hatton Garden and J. Mason, 14 City Road and 66 Paternoster Row [c1840]
  • The Church and Chapel Melodist [1847?]

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