Parochial Harmony (John Alcock Jr.)

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Publication

Parochial Harmony by John Alcock Jr. was published in 1777: the title page describes the collection as 'Expressly Composed for the use of Country Choirs, By J. Alcock, Junr. Batchelor in Music and Organist of Walsall'.

The imprint reads:

'London. / Printed for Francis Roome, Bookseller in Derby: / Sold by Messrs Thompson, No 75, St Paul's Church Yard, / Mr Cahusac, No 203, opposite St Clement's Church in the Strand; and may be had at most / Music Shops and Booksellers, in Town and Country. / 1777.'

Publication date and place: 1777 by Francis Roome in Derby, England.


The book was printed by subscription, and includes a list of subscribers: those parts of the text below which are shown here in italics were added in manuscript, apparently by the publisher, to the printed list.

List of Subscribers

A
Dr. Alcock, Organist of Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth, and Vicar Choral of the Cathedral at Lichfield
Mr. Arrowsmith, Astley, Lancashire
— George Annable, Cromford, Derbyshire
The Choir of Singers at AlfretonLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at AlvastonLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto

B
Mr. Nathaniel Binns, Halifax
— Thomas Burgin, Norton, near Sheffield
— Thomas Bassett, Mayfield, Staffordshire
— John Bird, Brinklow, Warwickshire
— Henry Bown, Bonsall, Derbyshire
The Choir of Singers, at BaslowLink to the English Wikipedia article, Derbyshire
Ditto at BelperLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at BrailsfordLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at BreadsallLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at BarrowLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire
Ditto at BelgraveLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Mr. David Bray, Sapcote, ditto
— Jno Bancroft - Barrow, Derbyshire

C
Mr. George Cordingly, Halifax
— Thomas Cahusac, Strand, London, 7 Books
The Choir of Singers at ChellastonLink to the English Wikipedia article, Derbyshire
Ditto at CroftLink to the English Wikipedia article, 3 Books, Leicestershire
Mr. William Chamberlin, Sapcote, ditto

D
Rev. Mr. Dewes, Calwich, 2 Books, Staffordshire
Rev. Mr. John DarwellLink to the English Wikipedia article, Vicar of Walsall, ditto
Mr. John Dowlman, Holbrook, Derbyshire
The Choir of Singers at DuffieldLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at DiseworthLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire

E
Mr. John Ellaby, Osmaston, near Ashborne, Derbyshire
— John Ellse, Denby; ditto
— George Eley, Holbrook, ditto
The Choir of Singers at EtwallLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at ElvastonLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto

F
Mr. John Froggott, Longnor, Staffordshire

G
Mr. Greatorex, Organist, Burton upon Trent
— Goddard, Pointon, Cheshire
— John Gratton, Wingerworth, Derbyshire
The Choir of Singers at Grindleford BridgeLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at GillmortonLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire
Mr. Joseph Gretton, Whitwick, ditto
— Danl Green, - Birstall, ditto

H
Mr. John Holmes, Critch, Derbyshire, 3 Books
The Choir of Singers at HathernLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire

I
Mr. John Inglesant, Sileby, Leicestershire

K
Mr. King, Organist of Macclesfield, Cheshire, and Okeover, Staffordshire
— John Kirkham, Burton upon Trent
— James Killpack Great Ashby, Leicestershire

L
Mr. Henry Levers, Gresley, Nottinghamshire
— Linthwaite, Burton Overy, Leicestershire
Mr. Joseph Lord, Countesthorp, Leicestershire
— James Lynom, North Wingfield, Derbyshire
The Choir of Singers at LongfordLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto

M
The Hon. Lady Middleton, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire
Mr. Marshall, Scraptoft, Leicestershire
— W. Martin, Sileby, ditto
The Choir of Singers, at MarkfieldLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at Marston upon DoveLink to the English Wikipedia article, Derbyshire
Ditto at MatlockLink to the English Wikipedia article; ditto

N
Samuel Need, Esq; for the Use of CromfordLink to the English Wikipedia article Chapel, Derbyshire

O
The Choir of Singers at OsgathorpeLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire
Ditto at Osmaston, Derbyshire
Ditto at OckbrookeLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto

P
Mr. Pratt, Stockport, Cheshire
— Peters, Kibworth, Leicestershire
The Choir of Singers at PentridgeLink to the English Wikipedia article, Derbyshire

R
Mr. John Robinson, Singing-Master, Sheepshead, Leicestershire, 2 Books
— Richardson, Pointon, Cheshire
The Choir of Singers at RuddingtonLink to the English Wikipedia article, Nottinghamshire

S
Mr. John Stenson, Derby
— Jos. Sadler, Mugginton, Derbyshire
— Stevens, Risley, ditto
— Thomas Smith, Sawley, ditto
— Joseph Simpson, Ilkeston, ditto
The Choir of Singers at StapenhillLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto
Ditto at SheepsheadLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire
Mr. Joseph Smith, Sapcote, ditto
— John Spencer, ditto ditto
Mess. Sudlow and Wainwright, Manchester, 2 Books
Mr. Shepley, Newton, near Manchester, 2 Books
— Jonathan Sodin, Comb-Fields, Warwickshire
— William Watts Sodin, ditto ditto

T
Messrs. Thompson, St Paul’s Church-Yard, London, 7 Books
Mr. Moses Taylor, Calk, Derbyshire, 2 Books
The Choir of Singers at TutburyLink to the English Wikipedia article, Staffordshire

V
Mr. Henry Valentine, Musician, Leicester, 7 Books
— Vest, Burton-Overy, Leicestershire

W
Mrs. Whetham, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire
The Rev, Mr. Ward, Mickleover, Derbyshire
Mr. Michael Whitehead, Aston, ditto
Dr. WainwrightLink to the English Wikipedia article, Liverpool
Mr. Whitaker, Manchester, 3 Books
— Henry Whitaker, ditto
— Walton, Vicar-Choral of the Cathedral at Lichfield
The Choir of Singers at WoodhouseLink to the English Wikipedia article, Leicestershire
Ditto at Willoughby WaterlessLink to the English Wikipedia article, ditto.
Mr Matthew Willey, Dunton Bassett, ditto

Contents

Pages Description Text
01 1-4 Anthem For Three Voices Psalm 18, Verse 47. The Lord liveth, and blessed be my strong helper
02 5-8 Anthem Full Psalm 26, Verse 8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house
03 9-12 Anthem Psalm 86, Verse 1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord
04 13-16 Anthem For Two Voices Psalm 84 Verse 8 O Lord God of hosts
05 17-20 Anthem Psalm 93 Verse 1 The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel
06 21-25 Anthem Psalm 113 Praise the Lord, ye servants
07 26-31 Te Deum Laudamus We praise thee, O God
08 32-34 Jubilate Deo O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands
09 35-38 Magnificat My soul doth magnify the Lord
10 39-40 Nunc Dimittis Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart
11 41-45 Hymn for Easter Day Our Lord is risen from the dead
12 46-50 Hymn for Christmas Day Lift up your heads in joyful hope
13 51 Psalm 6 Lord, in thy wrath, reprove me not
14 51 Psalm 5 Incline thine ears, O Lord, and let
15 52 Psalm 65 Thy praise alone, O Lord, doth reign
16 52 Psalm 37 Verse 3 Trust thou therefore in God alone
17 53 Psalm 17 O Lord, give ear to my just cause
18 53 Psalm 105 Give praises unto God the Lord
19 54 Psalm (the Latter) 125 Those that do place their confidence
20 54 Psalm 108 O God, my heart prepared is
21 55 Psalm 146 My soul, praise thou the Lord always
22 55 Psalm 133 O what a happy thing it is
23 56 Psalm 63. for 3 Voices. Dr. Alcock O God, my God, I early seek
24 56-57 Psalm 96. 2 Voices. Dr. Alcock Sing ye with praise unto the Lord
25 57-58 Psalm 103 My soul, give praise unto the Lord
26 59 Psalm 19 Verse 9 The fear of God is excellent
27 60-61 Psalm 138 Thee will I praise with my whole heart
28 61-62 Psalm 57 Verse 10 Awake my joy, awake I say
29 63 Psalm 106 Praise ye the Lord, for he is good
30 64 Psalm 130 Verse 5 In God the Lord I put my trust

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Give praises unto God the Lord 1777 53 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Jubilate Deo 1777 32-34 Sacred Morning Canticles 4 SATB
Lord, in thy wrath, reprove me not 1777 51 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Magnificat 1777 35-38 Sacred Evening Canticles 4 SATB
My soul, praise thou the Lord always 1777 55 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Nunc dimittis 1777 39-40 Sacred Evening Canticles 4 SATB
O God, my heart prepared is 1777 54 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
O Lord God of hosts 1777 13-16 Sacred Anthems 4 SATB
O what a happy thing it is 1777 55 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Those that do place their confidence 1777 54 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB


External links

  • Hymn Tune Index details for source AlcoJPH