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Fifty Double and Single Chants



Number -- Status166 -- Included
Full TitleFifty Double and Single Chants
Author(s)Anonymous
PublisherC. and S. Thompson
Year of Publicationc1767
ISBN
Chants numbered continuouslyNo
Psalms associated with chants - Pointed text includedNo/No
Sets of chants for certain psalmsNo
Separate selections of psalms includedNo
Formate-book
SourceClick here (link opens in new window)
Additional comments From Granville Sharp's Thompson collection. This e-book is a scan of a copy from the British Library, collection of Johannis Bumpus, later owned by A. H. Mann. Contains some interesting notes by Bumpus and Mann and further a discussion about the origin of Flintoft's chant.
A description of this collection is given in Ruth Wilson's "Anglican Chant and Chanting in England, Scotland and America 1660-1820" (pp.88-89).
Unusual notation (probably common at the time): in 4/4 time, first (and 3rd) quarter (in beats) 4|2-2|2, second (and 4th) quarter 2|1-1-1-1 |4. In the index this is transformed into today's usual 4|2-2|4 || 4|2-2|2-2|4 notation.


Table of Contents


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p-n T Key Composer Finger
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Psalms/
Notes
1-1 D d Sharp, Thomas    1   1   1   1   1 ( 1, 3)
2-2 D F Finch, Edward    5  -2  -2  -1   1 (2, 3)
3-3 D E♭ Gregory, Edward    0   5  -1  -2   0 (19, 1)
4-4 D a Lee, William    4  -5   1  -1   1 (8, -)
5-5 D g Flintoft, Luke    2   0   1   0   2 (87, 4) transcription error: bass bar 7 should be D; Interesting comments on the origins of this chant pasted in the front of the book (ref. the e-book)
6-6‑a D E♭ Henley, Phocion   -2  -2   9  -2  -2 (55, 2) Copyist error: bass, bar 4 should be D, not B-flat
6-6‑b D E♭ Henley, Phocion   -2  -2   9  -2  -2 (55, 2) as no. 6-a (29231), with optional neighbor tone treble bar 13 and optional passing note tenor bar 6
7-7 D A Knight, William    0   5  -3   0   2 (2, 3) attributed to "Mr. Knight and Mr. Nelson"; Vandernan (book 69) attributes to Knight, and he has another chant attributed to Mr. Nelson.
8-8 D c Battishill, Jonathan {Battishill, Jonathan}   -2  -2  -1   8  -1 (84, 4)
9-9 D G Nelson, Mr.   -2  -1  -2   3  -1 ( 1, 7)
10-10‑a D E♭ Alcock jr., John    3   0  -2  -1  -2 (3, 5)
10-10‑b D E♭ Alcock jr., John    3   0  -2  -1  -2 (3, 5) as no. 10-a (29236), with optional suspension notes treble/alto bar 3, treble bar 12; passing note tenor final bar
11-11 D b Preston, Thomas   -2  -2  -1   3  -2 (7, 5)
12-12 D E♭ Robinson, John    5  -3  -2  -3   2 (87, -) attributed to Boyce, with a pencilled note by Bumpus: "Robinson", which is correct.
13-13 S C Humphrey, Pelham    0   0  -1   0   1 (83, 10) attributed to henry Purcell, but this is Humphrey's Grand chant
13-14 S g Purcell, Thomas   -1  -2  -1   8  -7 (57, 3)
14-15 S e Blow, John    0   2   2   0  -2 (61, 22)
14-16 S d Purcell, Thomas   -2  -2  -1   3  -2 (3, 5) attributed to Thomas Purcell. In two other books listed as Anonymous (nos. 69 and 121). Authorship of Thomas Purcell has to be confirmed.
15-17 S B♭ Knight, William    0  -1  -2   8   0 (2, 1)
15-18 S A Tucker, William    5  -1   1  -5   2 (59, 2)
16-19 S A Battishill, Jonathan   -1   1   5  -1   5 (58, 2)
16-20 S A Preston, Thomas    1   2  -7  -1   3
17-21 S A Porter, Samuel    1   2  -7   2   2 (3, 4)
17-22 S E Alcock jr., John    0  -2  -1  -2   7 ( 1, 1)
18-23 S B♭ Finch, Edward    0  -2  -2  -1  -1
18-24 S G Finch, Edward    1   2   2   1  -1 ( 1, 2)
19-25 S G Purcell, Daniel {Turner, William}    0  -1   1   5  -6 (51, 3) attributed to William Turner, all other sources attribute to Daniel Purcell, none to Turner.
19-26 S a Purcell, Henry    1   1  -1   3   3 (45, -)
20-27 S G Aldrich, Henry    1   2   2  -7   2 (16, 1)
20-28 S E♭ Kelway, Thomas   -2  -1  -2   5  -2 (3, 1)
21-29 S A Turner, William    2   0   2  -4   5 (61, 7)
21-30 S B♭ Tomlinson,   -2  -2  -1   1   2 ( 1, 21) curious copy error: tenor part notated one third low (dropped one line down in the staff)
22-31 S g Anonymous [Gregorian]    1  -3   2  -4   2 ( 1, 4)
22-32 S d Drake, Mr.   -2  -3   1  -3   0
23-33 S B♭ Aldrich, Henry   -2   2   1  -1  -2 (52, 9)
23-34 S d Humphrey, Pelham    1   2  -2  -1  -2 ( 1, 8)
24-35 S F Fitzherbert, William    3  -2  -1  -2   2 (44, 6)
24-36 S A Battishill, Jonathan   -5   9  -2   3  -1 (62, -)
25-37 S D Turner, William   -3  -2  -1   1   5 (2, -)
25-38 S G Tudway, Thomas    2  -4  -1  -2   2 (10, 1)
26-39‑a S b Turner, William    3  -1  -3   4  -1 Alto clef for tenor staff, notes are in the correct position.
26-39‑b S b Turner, William    3  -1  -2  -1   4 as no. 39-a (29266), with optional passing note treble, bar 3
26-40 S d Purcell, Edward    5  -4  -1   3  -2 (26, -)
27-41 S D Tomlinson,    2   3  -1  -2  -2 (2, 12)
27-42 S E Lee, William    2   2   1  -5  -2 (18, 1)
28-43 S d Purcell, Thomas   -2  -2  -1   0   2 (6, 2)
28-44‑a S B♭ Dean, Thomas   -3   5  -3   5  -2 (5, -)
28-44‑b S B♭ Dean, Thomas   -3   5  -2  -1   5 as no. 44-a (29272), with optional passing note treble, bar 3
29-45 S C Lee, William    2  -4  -1  -4   2 (2, -)
29-46 S F Lee, William    7  -3  -2   3   0 (30, -)
30-47 S b Croft, William {Turner, William}   -2  -2  -1   8  -1 (68, 4) attributed to Turner; inscribed note (probably by Mann): "Usually assigned to Croft or Hawkins). In the index there is so far only one attribution to Hawkins but many to Croft.
30-48 S a Preston, Thomas    2   1  -1   3  -6
31-49 S G Lee, William    0   4  -2   5  -2 (3, -)
31-50 S A Knight, William   -1   8  -3  -7  -2