When, overwhelmed with grief (Aylesford) (Thomas Clark)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-12)   CPDL #38537:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2016-02-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 50 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. The last note is printed in the source as a minim in all parts, followed directly by a repeat mark: a crotchet rest has been added editorially to accommodate the repeat back to bar 7.
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General Information

Title: When, overwhelmed with grief
Composer: Thomas Clark
Tune: Aylesford
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1808 in A Fourth Set of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, p. 22

Description: Setting of Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Ps. 61. Hymn Tune Index tune number 12483. The same text was subsequently set by Clark to a different tune, in his collection A Seventh Set of Psalm Tunes, London: [c1830].

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 61.