Joseph Gelineau (1920-2008)
Gelineau's translation and musical settings of the psalms have achieved nearly universal usage in the Christian church of the Western world. These psalms faithfully recapture the Hebrew poetic structure and images. To accommodate this structure his psalm tones were designed to express the asymmetrical three-line/four-line design of the psalm texts. He collaborated with R. Tournay and R. Schwab and reworked the Jerusalem Bible Psalter. Their joint effort produced the Psautier de la Bible de Jerusalem and recording Psaumes, which won the Gran Prix de L' Academie Charles Cros in 1953.
The musical settings followed four years later. Shortly after, the Gregorian Institute of America published Twenty-four Psalms… Go to person page >
Tune Title: [Great is the Lord, worthy of praise]First Line: O sing a new song to the LORDComposer: Gregory J. Polan, OSB; Joseph Gelineau, SJKey: B♭ MajorDate: 2011Source: Conception Abbey Tone: Mode 5; Gelineau Tone: Mode Fa