Melodia Sacra (Weyman, David)

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4 more: Vol.2 (Psalms 51-100) • Vol.3 (Psalms 101-150) • Vol.4 (Anthems & Choruses) • Index

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Editor David Weyman
Publisher. Info. Dublin: Geo. Allen, 1816.
London: Messrs. Clementi & Comp., n.d.
Misc. Notes Includes a couple of manuscript additions
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Fynnjamin (2021/11/2)

Editor Revised edition
John Smith (1797-1861)
Publisher. Info. Dublin: Cramer & Co., n.d. (ca.1850).
Misc. Notes With the addition of 59 chants, arranged by Richard William Beaty (1799-1883). Also included is an index for alternate hymn (rather than psalm) texts.
Melodia Sacra. The Hundred & Fifty Psalms, according to the Authorized Version of the Church of England, the Music, Composed by Ancient & Modern Authors, Arranged and Harmonized for one, two, three, or four voices, and the Organ or Piano Forte by David Weyman, late Vicar Choral of St Patrick's Cathedral. A new & Improved Edition, carefully revised by Doctor John Smith, Chief Composer of the State Music for Ireland, and Composer to the Chapel Royal Dublin &c. With an Index to above 500 Hymns, by Watts, Cowper, Newton, Heber, [Kelly], & others, & references to suitable Music in this Work for each. a Selection of favorite Chants &c.
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General Information

Work Title Melodia Sacra
Alternative. Title Melodia Sacra; or The Psalms of David, The Music Composed by the most celebrated Authors, Ancient & Modern, Adapted to the Version of the One Hundred and Fifty [150] Psalms, as Authorized and Sung in the United Churches of England and Ireland, with Hymns, Anthems & Chorusses, Arranged by David Weyman, Member of the Cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patrick, Dublin, for One, Two, Three or Four Voices, with a Figured Bass for the Organ or Piano Forte.
Composer Weyman, David
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 volumes. Includes 150 psalms, with anthems and choruses
First Publication. 1812; revised 1844
Librettist Psalms from the New Version versification.
also includes hymns by Isaac Watts, John Newton, Philip Doddridge, and Walter Shirley
Language English
Dedication Mrs. Peter La Touche of Bellevue, by George Allen [publisher]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 4 voices / choir (SATB), organ/piano (introduction states that most pieces may be performed by a single voice with accompaniment)

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Composers without IMSLP pages
  • Mrs. Horne (2 tunes), née Eyres, wife of Rev. Andrew Horne, Dublin
  • Mrs. Dawson (possibly Anna Maria née Townley (d.1820), wife of Rev. Thomas Vesey Dawson (1768-1811))
  • Richard Taylor
  • Rev. Philip Taylor, minister of Eustace Street Congregation, Dublin
  • Dr. John Randall
  • James Allen Clarke, organist of St. Mark's, Dublin
  • H. Coombs
  • Mr. Bradbury, late Musician to the 66th Regiment
  • Mr. Riely
  • Lampi (linked as John Frederick Lampe)
  • Dr. Sampson Carter, Dublin
  • Robert Tuke, professor of Music, Dublin
  • John Sharman
  • Mr. Jenning
  • J. Husband
  • Mr. Wilkins
  • John Beaumont
  • John Elliott, professor of Music, Dublin
  • Theophilus Smith
  • William Yoakley, Dublin
  • John Bird
  • Palmi

Music composed for this work
by Weyman
  • Marlay. Psalm 13
  • Delgany. Psalm 18
  • Bellevue. Psalm 23
  • Lavally. Psalm 33
  • Leitrim. Psalm 37
  • Wicklow. Psalm 41
  • Ellerton. Psalm 46
  • Bray. Psalm 64
  • Hibernia. Psalm 66
  • Maynooth. Psalm 80
  • (unattributed) Antrim. Psalm 84
  • Newry. Psalm 88
  • Refuge. Psalm 91
  • Strabane. Psalm 93
  • Moira. Psalm 102
  • Dromore. Psalm 112
  • Glandelough. Psalm 118
  • Ossory. Psalm 119
  • Emancipation. Psalm 126
  • Killaloe. Psalm 133
  • Belvedere. Psalm 139
  • Lisburn. High on a hill
  • Bethesda. Psalm 119

by Sir John Stevenson
  • Westmeath. Psalm 40
  • Meath. Psalm 96

by Jonathan Blewitt
  • St. Andrew's. Psalm 44
  • St. Michans. Psalm 107

by James Allen Clarke
  • Kildare. Psalm 48

by Dr Philip Cogan
  • Colerain. Psalm 81

by Robert Tuke
  • Antrim. Psalm 84

by Francis Holden
  • Howth. Psalm 94

by John Smith
  • Glasneven. Psalm 104

by Smollet Holden
  • Bonhill. Psalm 138

by John Elliott
  • Kilmore. Psalm 141
  • Lucan. Psalm 143

by William Yoakley
  • Wesley Chapel. My soul before thee