GENEVAN 87

GENEVAN 87

Published in 3 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Tune Information

Meter: 11.10.10.11
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1562

Texts

Our Gracious God Has Laid His Firm Foundations

Our gracious God has laid his firm foundations
on Zion's mount, the courts of his delight.
Her gates of splendor, bathed in heavenly light,
he loves far more than Jacob's habitations.

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Dieu pour fonder son tr├ęseur habitacle (Op Sions berg sticht God)

Jerusalem, the City on the Mountain

Notes

GENEVAN 87 was first published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter; Jacobus J.K. Kloppers (b. Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africa, 1937) wrote the harmonization in 1985. In the Hypo-Mixolydian mode, this tune consists off our lines, each of which have their own rhythmic and melodic identity. A stately pace is appropriate. Now a Canadian citizen, Kloppers has published works in Afrikaans, German, and English, and given organ recitals on three continents. Educated at Potchefstroom University, South Africa, and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, he also studied organ with Helmut Walcha. Kloppers was organist and choir director at several Reformed churches in South Africa and at the Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche in Frankfurt. He taught in South Africa until 1976, after which he moved to Canada. Since 1976 he has been organist at St. John's Anglican Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and since 1979, professor of music at The King's College, also in Edmonton. Kloppers has published several works on J. S. Bach, including The Interpretation and Rendering of the Organ Works of J. S. Bach (1966), and was coeditor of Liturgical Organ Music (1973, 1975). His compositions include psalm and hymn arrangements for choir and organ and an organ concerto. He has performed many organ recitals, including several performances for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #87
Text: Our Gracious God
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #87Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #112
Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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