WEST GALLERY MUSIC
Psalm 96 Old Version. Music from A New Set of Psalms and Hymn Tunes by William Marsh of Canterbury.
|2. The Shropshire Funeral Hymn
This was discovered by Gordon Ashman in a manuscript entitled
The Shropshire Harmony by Thomas Owens of Henley Wood. In the manuscript the piece is called
Psalm the 15th or to the funeral hymn by Jn Symons. This piece was probably written around 1816.
|3. Psalm 57 Old Version
Awake my joy. From the Herring manuscript. Taken from Thomas Clark's Fifth Set of Psalm Tunes. This was published in 1815.
|4. Vital Spark
The words are Alexander Pope's ode The Dying Christian to his Soul written around 1711. The music is by Edward Harwood written about 1786.
|5. Awake Your Grateful Voices Rise.
Collected and researched at Exford, Somerset by Bob and Jacquie Patten. The words are from the Fred Winzer manuscript dated 1913. The music is from the John Bawden manuscript 1884.
|6. The Magnificat.
From Evening Service in E flat by William Jackson of Exeter
- a good example of music for a larger parish church.
|7. Psalm 33 New Version.
From Thomas Clark's First Set of Psalm Tunes dated 1804.
From the Herring manuscript. The music is by James Leach (1762
-1798) and the words are by Samuel Wesley senior.
|OLD AMERICAN SHAPE NOTE MUSIC
Music by Joseph Stone from Columbian Harmony from around 1788. The words are Isaac Watts' Hymn 1,19.
Music by Amos Pilsbury written in 1799 and the words by Isaac Watts.
Music written by William Billings in 1779 and the text is from 2 Samuel 18:33.