JERUSALEM'S PEACE

JERUSALEM'S PEACE

Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Published in 3 hymnals


Composer: Louis Bourgeois

Louis Bourgeois (b. Paris, France, c. 1510; d. Paris, 1561). In both his early and later years Bourgeois wrote French songs to entertain the rich, but in the history of church music he is known especially for his contribution to the Genevan Psalter. Apparently moving to Geneva in 1541, the same year John Calvin returned to Geneva from Strasbourg, Bourgeois served as cantor and master of the choristers at both St. Pierre and St. Gervais, which is to say he was music director there under the pastoral leadership of Calvin. Bourgeois used the choristers to teach the new psalm tunes to the congregation. The extent of Bourgeois's involvement in the Genevan Psalter is a matter of scholar­ly debate. Calvin had published several partial psalter… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: JERUSALEM'S PEACE
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.9.8.8.9
Incipit: 55651 76553 45654
Key: D Major
Source: Genevan 122
Copyright: Public Domain

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