Jacques Berthier

Jacques Berthier
Short Name: Jacques Berthier
Full Name: Berthier, Jacques, 1923-1994
Birth Year: 1923
Death Year: 1994

Jacques Berthier (b. Auxerre, Burgundy, June 27, 1923; d. June 27, 1994) A son of musical parents, Berthier studied music at the Ecole Cesar Franck in Paris. From 1961 until his death he served as organist at St. Ignace Church, Paris. Although his published works include numerous compositions for organ, voice, and instruments, Berthier is best known as the composer of service music for the Taizé community near Cluny, Burgundy. Influenced by the French liturgist and church musician Joseph Gelineau, Berthier began writing songs for equal voices in 1955 for the services of the then nascent community of twenty brothers at Taizé. As the Taizé community grew, Berthier continued to compose most of the mini-hymns, canons, and various associated instrumental arrangements, which are now universally known as the Taizé repertoire. In the past two decades this repertoire has become widely used in North American church music in both Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Jacques Berthier (27 June 1923 – 27 June 1994) was a French composer of liturgical music, best known for writing much of the music used at Taizé.

Texts by Jacques Berthier (27)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Bless the Lord my soul, And bless God's holy nameJacques Berthièr (Author)English1
It is He who forgives all your guiltJacques Berthier (Author)English3
Come and fill our hearts with your peace (Confitemini Domino)Jacques Berthier (Author)English, Latin3
Come and pray in us, Holy SpiritJacques Berthier (Author)English2
Come, Holy Spirit, from heaven shine forthJacques Berthier (Adapter)English, Latin1
Come, rejoice in GodJacques Berthier (Author)English, Latin3
Dona nobis pacem DomineJacques Berthier (Author)2
Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo (Glory to God, Glory to God)Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994 (Author)Latin1
Holy Spirit, come to us (Veni Sancte Spiritus)Jacques Berthier (Adapter)English, Latin2
In the Lord I'll be ever thankfulJacques Berthier (Author)English2
Jesus, remember meJacques Berthier (Author)English2
Raise a song of gladness (Jubilate Deo)Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994 (Author)English, Latin1
Laŭdadu ĉiuj gentoj (Laudate omnes gentes)Jacques Berthier (Author)Esperanto, Latin2
Sing, praise and bless the Lord (Laudate Dominum)Jacques Berthier, 1923-1994 (Author)English, Latin1
Lord Jesus Christ, your light shines within usJacques Berthier (Author)English1
O Christe Domine JesuJacques Berthier (Author)Latin2
O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayerJacques Berthier (Author)English3
Oculi nostri ad Dominum Jesum (Our eyes are tuned to the Lord Jesus Christ)Jacques Berthier (Author)English, Latin3
Ĝoju do en LiJacques Berthier (Author)Esperanto, German2
Pour tes merveilles, Seigneur DieuJacques Berthier (1923-1994) (Author)French2
Stay with me, remain here with meJacques Bertheir (Author)English1
Stay here and keep watch with me. Watch and prayJacques Berthier (Author)English1
Stay with us, O Lord Jesus ChristJacques Berthier (Author)English, German1
[The Spirit is Willing]Jacques Berthier (Author)English2
Ubi caritas et amorJacques Berthier (Author)English, Latin1
Wait for the Lord whose day is nearJacques Berthier (Alterer)English4
We adore you, Jesus Christ (Adoramus te Christe)Jacques Berthier (Author)English, Spanish2

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