The Sacred Musical Offering (Purday, Charles Henry)

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Publisher. Info. London: Zenas T. Purday; Simpkin & Marshall, n.d.
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Work Title The Sacred Musical Offering
Alternative. Title The Sacred Musical Offering ... the Music by Adams, Beethoven, Carnaby, Mozart, Neukomm, Gluck, Spohr, Weber, &c. &c. Edited by Chas. H. Purday
Composer Purday, Charles Henry
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 20
  1. Sigismund Neukomm: How Marv'lous Are Thy Works. God of Night, God of Day
  2. East John Westrop: When shall we meet again? My friend, an awful question thine
  3. Charles Henry Purday: Oh! read to me that sacred book
  4. William Carnaby: Oh! who is like the mighty one?
  5. Carl Maria von Weber: Joshua's Command. Day waned; the sun approach'd his destin'd goal
  6. Thomas Purday: Come see the place where Jesus lay
  7. Sigismund Neukomm: Hymn to the Deity. (Hymn to Night). Oh! God thy glorious majesty
  8. Louis Spohr: O Lord! Thy mercies, ever new
  9. William Henry Holmes: The Memories of the Past. The mem'ries of the past! how beautiful they are
  10. A Lady: Song to the Morning Lark. Feather'd lyric, warbling high
  11. East John Westrop: Spirit of Life and Love. Thou hearest the rustling amongst the trees
  12. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. R. F. Elwin: Gracious Father [Ave Verum]. Gracious, gracious Father, hear our pray'r
  13. Henry Westrop: The Village Church. Dear is the hallow'd spot to me
  14. Ludwig van Beethoven: The Lord is my shepherd, no want shall I know
  15. Edwin John Nielson: The gloomiest day hath gleams of light
  16. Thomas Adams I: When spring unlocks the flowers
  17. Christoph Willibald Gluck: Command thy blessing from above
  18. Thomas Bloomer Phipps: Answer me, burning stars of night
  19. Edwin John Nielson: The Harp of David. Oh! for the harp that David swept
  20. Charles Henry Purday: Morning and Evening Prayer. Lord, let my thoughts on angels wings
First Publication. 1833 ca.
Librettist see below
1, 7-8 Carolus (probably C. H. Purday)
2. Caroline Bowles
3. Maurice Harcourt
4. Delta
5. Rev. J. Young
6, 14, 17. James Montgomery (1771-1854)
9. James Knox
10, Amelia Opie (1769-1853)
11. A Lady
12. R. F. Elwin
13. Rev. J. Cunningham (not John Cunningham the poet)
15, 18. Felicia Hemans (1793-1835)
16. Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
19. Bernard Barton (1784-1849)
20. Miss A. M. Porter
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 1-4 voices, piano; 4 voices, organ; voice, mixed chorus, piano
Extra Information Some songs have ornamented passages or ossias (notably No.18). Included in the category Vocal Ornamentation.