Awake my joy, awake I say (from A Ninth Set of Psalm Tunes) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-26)   CPDL #43759:        (Sibelius 8)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2017-03-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The original order of parts is 2nd - 1st - [Instrumental bass] in the opening symphony, and Tenor - [Alto] - Treble - [Bass] - [Instrumental bass] thereafter. The alto and tenor voice parts are given in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch in the source. The concluding symphony is given on the voice parts in the source, with the second treble-range instrumental part (given here on the alto stave) printed on the tenor stave at the same pitch as given in this edition (i.e. this has not been transposed by an octave in transcription). The first time bar has been added editorially, to accommodate the repeat from partway through bar 27 back to partway through bar 15 which is shown in the source. The first verse of the text is underlaid in the source, with three subsequent verses printed after the music: verses 11 and 12 have here been underlaid editorially.
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General Information

Title: Awake my joy, awake I say
Composer: Thomas Clark
Lyricist: John Hopkins

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1830 in A Ninth Set of Psalm Tunes, London, pp. 9-10.

Description: Setting of verses from the 'Old Version' metrical Ps. 57. The same text was previously set by Clark to a different tune in his collection A Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes, London: [c1813].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 57, vv. 10-13 in the metrical Old Version.