Sacred Music (Richard Partridge)

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Richard Partridge's Sacred Music consists, in the words of the title page, of 'Five Anthems, (The two first may be used at Evening Service, as a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) with Introductions to the Morning & Evening Services, Sanctus, Kyrie Eleeson, Doxology, and Gloria Patri; also, Thirty Psalm Tunes with Symphonies'.

The work was published in London by J. Hart, of 109, Hatton-Garden, and 'Sold in Exeter by W. Roberts and W. Skinner, Music Sellers'. While the title page is not dated, the composer's preface is (see below). The work was published by subscription, and has a number of subscribers in common with William Thorn's Twenty Original Sacred Melodies, published the following year, which was also sold by W. Roberts of Exeter.

Publication date and place: 1835 by J. Hart in London.


The work includes the following introductions by the composer:


The following work is published with the hope of affording some gratification to all true lovers of sacred harmony. The Author having laboured under the loss of sight for thirty years, his attention during that period has been devoted to the study of Sacred Music, beguiling hours which would otherwise have been solitary, "Surely the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun," is a truth the force of which none in the enjoyment of sight can feel so strongly as he who has been deprived of that blessing.
The following selection being published at the solicitation of his friends, under such circumstances, will, it is hoped be favourably received by the Public.

Sacred Music is generally allowed by all good men, of every denomination, to be an essential part of Divine Service. No part of the Worship can be more sublime and elevating than singing the praises of God. In hearing the word of God we place ourselves at his feet, hoping to be made wise unto salvation; but when his praises are in our mouths, and we are inspired with gratitude to "him who sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb," then we rise above the other forms of Christian worship. The Patriarch David made Divine Music his delight, praising God upon the harp, and exhorting others to do the same. The Psalms of David contain so much of Christ and his Gospel, as well as of God and his Law, that they have been called the abstract or summary of both testaments, which to the attentive reader contains the most beautiful and sublime language.
The far greater part of them was penned by David himself, who, it appears, was raised up, qualified, and spiritually endowed to compose holy psalms for the Church of God, which shall continue to the end of time, when they shall be succeeded by the songs of eternity. The words are selected from the New Version, and relate wholly to the praise and glory of God, and the style of the composition is adapted to the same.
The Soprano or Treble part, throughout the book, is placed next to the Bass, for the convenience of the performer on the Organ or Piano Forte, which ought to be sung by treble voices. If the second treble be desired, the notes of the Counter Tenor, taken an octave below, played on a Treble Instrument, or sung by a Treble voice, will answer the purpose.
The Musical Terms or Expression of Time are not affixed to all the psalms, as it is considered that Andante, Largo, &c. cannot determine the exact time in which they should be sung, so well as the language of the Psalms themselves. The principal thing to be attended to in Psalmody is to give effect to the language. The Solos and Duets are to be sung moderately slow, and the Choruses not so brisk as to make the words unintelligible. It is left to the judgment and taste of the performers to be reverently and devoutly performed, which will add greatly to the solemnity of the worship devoted to the glory of Almighty God.

Kennerleigh, near Crediton, Devon, March 21st, 1835.'


Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, Bart.Link to the English Wikipedia article Killerton
Acland, Lady
Adams, Rev. J. E. Crediton
Amery, Mr. William, Schoolmaster, Crediton
Anstey, Mr. William, Jurishayes, Tiverton
Arundell, Rev. W. H. Cheriton Fitzpaine
Ash, Mr. W. J. Organist of St. Lawrence, Exeter

Buller, James Wentworth, Esq.Link to the English Wikipedia article Downes
Buller, Mrs.
Bartholomew, Rev. J. Rector of Morchard Bishop
Babb, Rev. James, Sandford
Barker, Rev. W. Silverton
Babbage, Mr. Christopher, Thorverton
Bailey, Mr. John, Sandford
Bailey, Mr. William, Sandford
BamptonLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Banfill, Mr. R. C., Organist of St. Pauls, Exeter
Baxter, Mr. Whitstone
Bent, Rev. Hugh, Chaplain of Sandford
Bellew, Mrs. I. P. Stockleigh English.
Besley, Mr. T. S. Tiverton
Bibbings, Mr. W. Zeal Monachorum
BickleyLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Bidgood, Mr. John, Loxbeer
Bishop, W. R. Esq. Exeter
Blagdon, Peter, Gent Crediton
Blagdon, John, Gent. Puddington
Bond, Rev. John, Stoke Canon
Bond, Mr. Thomas George, Crediton
Bond, Mr. W. Chulmleigh
Bond, Mr. Joseph, Doddiscombesleigh
Boulay, Rev. F. Du, Crediton
BowLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Bray, Rev. E. A. Vicarage, Tavistock
Braddon, Mrs. Lucretia, Crediton
Bradstock, Rev. Mr. Rector of Thelbridge
BradninchLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
BrauntonLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Brewer, Mr. James, Exeter
Brien, Michael, Esq. Tiverton.
BroadwoodkellyLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Brooking, Mr. H. Organ Builder, Exeter
Broom, Mr. John, Exeter
Brown, John, Esq. Sandford
Brutton, Mr. H. Surgeon, Morchard Bishop
Bryan, Rev. Symdercombe, Rector of Cheldon, and Curate of Coleridge.
Bucknell, James, Esq. Crediton

Churchill, Lady H. D. Morchard Bishop
CadburyLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
CadeleighLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Carpenter, Mr. William, Organist of St. Davids
Clarke, J. W. Esq. Tiverton
Clay, Rev. P. F. Chawleigh
Cockings, Mr. William, Sandford
Cole, Mr. Charles, Lay Vicar of the Cathedral
Commins, Mr. John, Gent. Tavistock
Cosway, Mr. Thomas, Musician, Tiverton
CreditonLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Crockett, William, Esq., Alderman, Exeter
Cross, Francis, Esq. Great Duryard
Cruwys, Rev. G. S. Cruwys Morchard

Davie, Sir Humphry P. Bart.Link to the English Wikipedia article Creedy
Davie, Miss
Davy, Mr. Philip Southcott, Morchard Bishop
Daw Mr. George, Tavistock
Daw, Mr. Richard, Sadler, Crediton
Daw, Mr. William, Kennerleigh
Dennis, Mr. Whitstone
Dicker, Mr. Henry, Exeter
Dicker, Mr. William, Upton Helions
Downey, Mr. Joseph, Lapford
Drake, Miss, Crediton
Drake, Mr. G. H. Exeter

Ebrington, Lord ViscountLink to the English Wikipedia article, Castle Hill (two copies)
Eales, Richard, Esq. Exeter
Earle, Rev. James H. Ide
Eastmond, Mr. Robert, Meshaw
EggsfordLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Ellis, Mr. H. Woodbury
Ellis, Mr. John, North Tawton
Elworthy, Mr. John, Kennerleigh
Emes, Mrs. Crediton
England, Mr. R. W. Organist, Tiverton

Fare, Mr. George, Tiverton
Featherstone, Mr. W. C. Western Times Office, Exeter
Ferguson, Colonel London
Ferguson, Mrs.
Ford, Mr. Henry M. Exeter
Friend, Mr. Dolton
Fursdon, George Sydenham, Esq. Cadbury

Gardiner, W. G. Esq. Cruwyshaye
Gibbings, Mr. Richard, Coleridge
Godfrey, Mr. Philip, Exeter
Gooding, Mr. Robert, Brushford, Somerset
Gould, N. Esq. Organist, Southmolton
Granger, Edmund, Esq. Exeter
Gregory, Rev. C. Crediton
Grueber, Rev. Arthur, Vicar of Colebrooke

HalbertonLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Harmony, a Lover of, Exeter
Harmony, a Lover of, Morchard Bishop
Harris, William, Gent. Sandford
Harris, Mr. John, Coleridge
Harvey, Mr. G. H. Professor of Music, Exeter
HeavitreeLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Hellings, T. Esq. Tiverton
Henwood, Mr. D. Longbarn
Hodge, Mr. Philip, Auctioneer, Bampton
Hodges, H. S. Esq. Tiverton
Hole, F. Esq. Collipriest
Hole, Rev. George, Rector of Chulmleigh
Hole, Rev. John, Woolfardisworthy
Holman, Captain C. Crediton (two copies
Holman, Mr. H. B. Crediton
Hosegood, Mr. William, Thelbridge
Hosegood, Mr. William, West Worlington
How, J. S. Esq. Tiverton
Howard, Mr. William, Exeter
Hugo, Mr. Arundel P. Crediton
Hutchings, Mr. J. H. Organist, Heavitree

IddesleighLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of

James, Harry, Esq. Exeter
Jerrett, Mr. John, Sandford
Jones, Mr. Thomas, Organist, Crediton
Jones, Miss, Crediton

Kelland, Mr. Robert, Lapford
Kempe, Rev. George H. Kennerleigh
Kennerleigh, the Choir of
Kerswell, Mr. James, Schoolmaster, Colebrooke

Lake, Mr. William Pidsley, Sandford
Lang, Rev. Dashwood, Shobrook
Langworthy, Miss, Ladies' Boarding School, Crediton
Lavercom, Mr. James, Poughill
Leach, Mr. John, Washford Pyne
Leach, Mr. Thomas, Kentisbeare (two copies)
Lightfoot, Rev. Nicholas, Stockleigh Pomeroy
Longmore, Rev. James, Cadeleigh
Loosemore, Mr. John, Tiverton
Loosemore, Mr. Robert, Tiverton
Lowe, Rev. Thomas HillLink to the English Wikipedia article, Precentor, Exeter

Madge, Miss, Copplestone
Maitland, Rev. T. H. Southmolton
Malthus, Rev. Henry, Poughill
Manly, Rev. John, Crediton
Mann, Mr. John, Crediton
Martin, Mr. James, East Teignmouth
Mashford, Mr. John, Coleridge
May, Mr. H. S. Tiverton
May, Mr. William, Shobrook
Medland, Mr. Robert, Crediton
Melhuish, T. Gent. Poughill
Metherel, James, Gent. Tavistock
Miles, Mr. Thomas, West Anstey
Miller, Mr. Teignmouth
Mills, Mr. William, Tiverton
Milman, Edward, Gent. Sandford
Morgan, Mr. William, Schoolmaster, Sandford
Mortimer, Samuel, Esq. Exeter
Morrish, Mr. Richard, Cruwys Morchard
Moxhay, Mr. R. H. Professor of Music, Exeter
Mudge, Rev. J. Brampford Speke
Mudge, Mr. Organist of St. Edmunds, Exeter
Mudge, Mr. John, Merchant, Labrador
Mudge, Mr. Samuel, Merchant, Newfoundland

Northcote, Sir Stafford Henry, Bart. Pynes
Newman, Mr. John Francis, Organist of St. Thomas
Newton Poppleford, the Choir of
Noott, Mrs. Litchdon Terrace, Barnstaple
Norrish, Edward, Gent. Sandford
Norrish, Mr. John, Colebrooke
Northcote, Mr. H. Schoolmaster, Morchard Bishop
Northcote, Mr. George, Uplowman

Ocock, Mr. George, Upton Helions
Ocock, Mr. Richard, Exeter

Poltimore, Right Honourable George Warwick, BaronLink to the English Wikipedia article Poltimore House, and Court Hall
Pole, Sir William T. Bart. Shute House (two copies)
Pole, Lady, (two copies)
Paddon, Mr. James, Organist, Cathedral, Exeter
Parker, Mr. James G. Poughill
Partridge, Miss. Tiverton
Partridge, Mr. Thomas, Cadeleigh
Partridge, William, Gent. Kennerleigh
Partridge, Mr. William, West Sandford
Pasmore, Mr. Exeter
Patch, F. O. Esq. Solicitor, Tiverton
Payne, Mr. Thomas, Tiverton
Pell, C. Esq. Tiverton
Peter, Mr. Edward, Exeter
Phillips, Mr. John, Schoolmaster, Broadwoodkelly
Pidsley, Mrs. Sydenham, Uplowman Rectory
Pierson, Mrs. Tiverton
Pollard, Mr. Jonas, Crediton
Pope, Wm. Esq. Ash Sandford
Poughill the Choir of
Prickman, Mr. Robert, Veterinary Surgeon, Tiverton
PuddingtonLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Putt, Mr. John, Poughill

Quicke, John, Esq. Newton House

RackenfordLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Radford, Mr. William, North Creedy
Rawling, Mr. John, No. 15, Harts Row, Exeter
Rawling, Mr. H. Stamp Office, Exeter
Read, Miss. Copplestone
Read, Mr. Richard, Sandford.
Read, Mr. Robert, Veterinary Surgeon, Crediton
Reed, Mr. Richard, Coleridge
Ridgway, Mr. S. H. No. 1, Maddox Row, Exeter
Roberts, Mr. William, Exeter
Russel, Rev. John, Rector of Iddesleigh

Sage, Mr. Chittlehampton
Salter, Rev. W. Rector of Cadeleigh
SandfordLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of (four Copies)
Sarah, Mr. John B. Mercer, Tavistock
Searle, Mr. William, Crediton
Seldon, Mr. Richard, Bondleigh
Sharland, Mr. Thomas, Stoodley
Sharland, W. Gent. Cheriton Fitzpaine
Sillifant, John, Esq. Coombe
SilvertonLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Simcoe, Miss K. Wolfordlodge, near Honiton
Skinner, Mr. William, Exeter
Slater, Rev. G. M., Priest Vicar of the Exeter Cathedral
Slee, Mr. Joseph, Schoolmaster, Ide
Smale, Mrs. Lythecourt, Tiverton
Smith, Mr. D., Organist of St. Sidwells, Exeter
Southcote, Mr. E. Exmouth
Spark, Mr. William, Lay Vicar of the Cathedral
Spreat, Mr. William, Exeter
Squire, Mr. J. Kennerleigh
Staddon, Mr. W. H. Colaton Rawleigh
Stark, Mr. T. S. Organist, Cullompton
Sydenham, Rev. William, Bickley

Tanner, Mr. G. Crediton
Thorne, Mr. William, Yeoman, Witheridge
ThorvertonLink to the English Wikipedia article the Choir of
Tootell, Mr. W. H. Lay Vicar of the Cathedral
Tozer, Mr. Hermon, Colaton Rawleigh
Tremlett, Elias, Gent. Priorton
Tucker, Mr. W. Exeter,
Tuckett, Mr. John, Stockleigh Pomeroy
Tuckfield, Richard Hippesley, Esq. Fulford Park
Tuckfield, Mrs.
Turner, Miss Eliza, Tiverton
Turner, Z. Esq. Exeter

Underhill, Mr. Benjamin, Lower North Street, Exeter
Upham, Mr. John, Sandford
Upham, Mr. William, Cadeleigh

Vanstone, Mr. John, Monk Oakhampton
Vicar of Crediton
Vicars, Mrs. Lawn Lodge, Exeter
Vicary, Mr. John Woolfardisworthy
Vowler, Mr. William, Crediton

Webber, Mr. George, Crediton
Webber, Mr. James, Stockleigh Pomeroy
Webber, Mr. Richard, Wembworthy
Webber, Mr. Stephen, Sandford
Webber, Mr. Thomas, Teignmouth
Webber, Mr. Thomas B. Exeter
Wellington, Rev. W. Rector of Upton Helions
Western, Mr. Henry, Bondleigh
Willesford, F. V. Esq. Tavistock
Williams, Mr. T. Organ Builder, East Budleigh
WitheridgeLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Wood, John, Esq. Tiverton
Woolcott, Mr. R. Exeter
WoolfardisworthyLink to the English Wikipedia article, the Choir of
Wreford, William Esq. Clannaboro
Wreford, Miss. Susan, Crediton
Wreford, Mr. Roger, Sandford
Wright, Mr. John, Sandford

Yard, John, Gent. Trobridge
Yelladon, Mr. John, Whitstone

List of works

Pages Description Text
017-11 Magnificat or Anthem 1st. Chapter St. Luke My soul doth magnify the Lord
0212 Nunc Dimittis or Anthem 2nd. Chapter St. Luke Lord, now lettest thou thy servant
0313-17 Anthem Psalm 147 O praise the Lord, for it is a good thing
0418-23 Anthem Psalm 145 I will magnify thee, O God, my King
0524-27 An Anthem from Revelations 5th and 15th Chapters Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
0628-19 Introduction to the Morning Service I will arise, and go to my Father
0729 Sanctus Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts
0830 Kyrie Lord have mercy upon us
0931 Doxology Glory be to thee, O Lord
1031 Gloria Patri Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost
1132-33 Introduction to the Evening Service The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit and a contrite heart
1233-36 Psalm 1 How blest is he who ne'er consents
1337 Psalm 5 Verses 1, 2, 11, 12. Lord, hear the voice of my complaint
1438-41 Psalm 9 To celebrate thy praise, O Lord
1542 Psalm 11 Verses 1, 3, 4, 7. Since I have placed my trust in God
1643 Psalm 19 Verses 1, 2, 3, 4. The heavens declare thy glory, Lord
1744-46 Psalm 24th Verses 7. 8. 9 and 10. Erect your heads, eternal gates
1846-47 Psalm 25 Verses 1, 6, 8, 21. To God in whom I trust
1948 Psalm 33 Verses 1, 2, 3, 4 Let all the just to God with joy
2049 Psalm 34 Verses 1, 3, 5, 22. Through all the changing scenes of life
2150 Psalm 36 Verses 5, 6, 7, 8. O Lord, thy mercy, my sure hope
2251 Psalm 47 Verses 1, 2, 3, 4 O all ye people, clap your hands
2352 Psalm 57 Verses 7, 8, 9, 10. O God, my heart is fixed, 'tis bent
2453 Psalm 66 Verses 1, 2, 3, 4. Let all the lands with shouts of joy
2554-55 Psalm 84th Verses – 1, 2, 11 and 12. O God of hosts, the mighty Lord
2656 Psalm 90 v3, 4, 10-10, 12 aged
v3, 4, 5, 6, 12 youth
Thou turnest man, O Lord, to dust
2757 Psalm 91 Verses 1, 3, 9, 11. He that has God his guardian made
2858 Psalm 92 Verses 1, 2, 4, 15. How good and pleasant must it be
2959 Psalm 93 Verses 1, 2, 3, 4. With glory clad, with strength arrayed
3060 Psalm 95th Verses – 1, 3, 3, and 6. O come, loud anthems let us sing
3161 Psalm 103 Verse 1 & three last My soul, inspired with sacred love
3262-63 Psalm 105 Verse 1, 2, 3, 4. O render thanks and bless the Lord
3364 Psalm 106 Verses 1, 2, 4 & 48 O render thanks to God above
3465-66 Psalm 108 Verses 1 & 3, 2 & 4. O God, my heart is fully bent
3567 Psalm 111 Verse 1, 2, 3, 4. Praise ye the Lord: our God to praise
3668-71 Psalm 118 Verse 24, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29 This day is God's, let all the land
3772 Psalm 119 Verses 1, 2, 3, 4. How blessed are they who always keep
3873 Psalm 145th Verses – 1, 2, 3, 4. Thee will I bless, my God and King
3974-75 Psalm 148 Verses 1, 3, 5, 14. Ye boundless realms of joy
4076-77 Psalm 149 Verses 1, 3, 9 O praise ye the Lord; prepare your glad voice
4178-79 Psalm 150 Verses 1, 2, 5, 6 O praise the Lord in that blest place

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
O God of hosts, the mighty Lord 1835 54-55 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Thee will I bless, my God and King 1835 73 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

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