Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (Set piece with trumpet, flute and violin obbligati) Text: Doddridge Now I have found the ground wherein (Hymn tune: Madrid) Text: Rothe, tr. J. Wesley Descend from heaven, immortal dove (Hymn tune: Foundling) Text: Watts
The first has been sung at a Madding Crowd house party at Halsway Manor. The second two are jointly edited with Nicholas Markwell. None of these yet appear on my website, but I will gladly send copies to anyone who would like them.
In Bayley & Ferguson`s Old Scottish Psalm Tunes (1905) this Tranquility, HTI 16723 and LM extended, is said to be composed by Joseph Marsden, clerk and director of the choir at St George`s, Everton,... more
Tranquility and Chatsworth were first published (if the title page is to be believed) in Thirty Hymn Tunes with Verses for the Pianoforte, Organ or Harmonium with Voice chiefly from the unpublished... more
I have found the two tunes mentioned in a number of Methodist collections post 1820. Matthews' tune 'Chatsworth' appears in the Centenary Tune Book 1892, with no text suggested apart from 'Hymn 227'. ... more
Thanks to Ros, I`ve had a look in our Sheffield books of Village Carols. There the familiar words of this 1816 carol are set to William Matthews` tune, probably its first. The comment about the tune, ... more
HTI says W. Matthews was the composer of Foundling first published in 1815. This tune like Tranquility (see my reply above) also reached Scotland quickly, appearing in the 1823 Aberdeen Psalmody... more