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OLD 124TH

Composer: Louis Bourgeois

Loys "Louis" Bourgeois (French: [buʁʒwa]; c. 1510 – 1559) was a French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He is most famous as one of the main compilers of Calvinist hymn tunes in the middle of the 16th century. One of the most famous melodies in all of Christendom, the Protestant doxology known as the Old 100th, is commonly attributed to him. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10
Incipit: 12343 211D7 U1345 65
Key: C Major
Source: Day's Psalter, 1563; Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Bourgeois

Notes

GENEVAN 124 (also known as OLD 124TH) was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. One of the best known from the Genevan Psalter, the tune is published in most North American hymnals. By 1564 it was adopted in English and Scottish psalters and became known either as OLD 124TH or as the abridged TOULON, which omits the third line (see 521). Originally, the rhythm of the second line was the same as the fifth, and the third line contained a spritely syncopation: H QQ H H QH H QH. The rhythm in the Psalter Hymnal follows that of most recent North American hymnals.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1335
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
  • Four-part harmony, full score, Tenor-lead arrangement (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1286
Text: The Dying Robber Raised His Aching Brow
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1602
Text: Father of Spirits, Whose Divine Control
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4545
Text: Now Israel May Say
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6966
Text: Turn Back, O Man
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9774
Text: The One Life
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11370
Text: Come To The Lord Now
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #124
Text: If God the LORD Were Not Our Constant Help
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 45 of 45)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #575
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #322
Catholic Book of Worship III #360
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1335Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #309TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #543TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #84Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #85
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #261
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #818
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #321
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #330Text InfoFlexscoreAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #149
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #404
Hymnal: A Worship Book #74
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #509
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #498FlexscoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #879
Lutheran Worship #240TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #258TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #313TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #587TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #236TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #124A
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #124Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #614
Renew! #291TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #22
Small Church Music #1880Audio
Small Church Music #3464Audio
Small Church Music #3626Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1286TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1602TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4545TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6966TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9774TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11370TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #426Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #670Flexscore
The Worshiping Church #348
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #79
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #614TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #418TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #708TextAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #194
Include 44 pre-1979 instances



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