Descend from heaven, immortal Dove (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-17)   CPDL #37567:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2015-11-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The order of staves in the source is Tenor - [Alto] - Air - [Bass], with the alto part printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch. Only the first verse of text is given in the source: subsequent verses have here been added editorially. In bar 3 and in bars 19-20 of this setting, the tenor and bass parts cross. If instruments are used to accompany this piece, doubling the bass part an octave lower would prevent inversion of the harmony in these passages.
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General Information

Title: Descend from heaven, immortal Dove
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Elmstead
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1809

Description: This setting was published on p16 of Thomas Clark's A Fifth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, London: [c1809]. Hymn Tune Index tune number 12797.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Descend from heaven, immortal Dove.