It doesn't help much with your question, but idly typing Tymperly's Farewell into google books, brought up this damning review of a collection in which it appears. And judging from the company it keeps I must look it up !
Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle 1865
We arе sorry that we can bestow no praise upon this book. It is a retrogression of full fifty years; a collection of all the worst tunes in Walker, Rippon and the old Surrey Chapel music: without exception, a selection of the most unmitigated rubbish it has ever been our lot to look into. In Walker's Tunebook there were good tunes interspersed among the bad. There is scarcely one good tune in this costly volume. If -which is certainly not the case - it were, as the title page says, a collection of "the most popular Psalm and Hymn Tunes" we can only say that this would be cause for very great humiliation. Its tune-writers are such as Avison, Milgrave, Moretón, Leach, and T Clarke. None of our modern tune writers -Wesley, Gauntlett, Havergal, Goss, &c has a place in it. Its tunes are, Calcutta, Cranbrook, Monmouth, Hampshire, Refuge, Cardiff, Lydia, Devizes, Justification, Ebenezer, New Magdalen, Nehemiah, New York, Piety, Denmark, Poland, Negro's Hymn of Glory, Creation, Arabia, Helmsley, Alarm, Denbigh, Tymperly's Farewell &c.,
Such tunes as French, Winchester, Ely, Tallis, Windsor, St Mary, Kettering, Kiel &c, which, we suppose, are not popular tunes to the editor's little world -for he tells us that "no tune deservedly popular is omitted" - have no place here, although used by almost every other congregation in the kingdom.The editor we presume is a Wesleyan; but instead of following the good example of later Wesleyan compilers, such as Mr Dodson, of Manchester, whose admirable selection is before us, he has scraped together all the worthless tunes sung at the beginning of the century, and that linger now only in villages and less intelligent congregations. He is apparently an old man, which may, perhaps, account for the strange reproductions of the sins of his youth. Like the old Bourbons he has apparently learnt nothing and forgotten nothing. Scarcely any use is made of old Church psalmody. Of Luther's grand chorals, now so largely included in all selections, only one - Luther's Hymn - appears; the only other mention of his name being the ignorant attribution to him of the Old Hundredth, which he probably never saw. The fine old English Psalter tunes are apparently unknown to the editor. Modern psalmody, except Mr Fawcett's own compositions, of which there are more than a hundred, are wholly ignored. The adaptations from Handel, Mozart &c, are of a very vicious character. One tune is manufactured out of the Benedictus in Mozart's Twelfth Mass; another out of one of Mendelssohn's Four part Songs &c. In short, the book more cleverly avoids everything good, and includes everything that is bad, than any book that we have seen. If it were not so costly, we would recommend our readers to get it as a simple curiosity. We feel it to be an imperative duty thus to denounce such a desecration of God's praise.
"Melodía Divina" Comprising the most Popular Psalm and Hymn Tunes, many Original Compositions, Adaptations from Handel,Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, &c Edited, and Adapted to appropriate Words, by Joseph Hart; the Arrangement forVoice and Pianoforte or Harmonium by John Fawcett. New Edition (Published for the Proprietor by John Shepherd.)
I just wondered if anyone had come across a chap called Tymperly. I came across two pieces, one called 'Tymperly' and the other 'Tymperly's Farewell' These are included in 'The Wesleyan Psalmist'... more
I am sorry the review despises Avison, but I suppose that's fashion for you. I am interested in the reference to the'old Surrey Chapel Music'. Does a copy of this survive? I ask because my current... more
Indeed printed copies of the Surrey Chapel Music do survive. For example the British Library has Title: A Collection of Hymn Tunes ... composed for the use of Surr[e]y Chapel by Dr. Arnold, Messrs.... more
Thanks for the replies on these, and the fascinating web link. Does anyone know of any names of those who sang in the Surrey Chapel choir? I seem to remember reading that the father of the organ... more
Hello Jonathan, If you go into HTI and put Tymperley into the composer box, you`ll find your two tunes. They are 9952 and 10088. And Nicholas has commented that they have no connection to himself... more