OLD 124TH

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: OLD 124TH
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10
Incipit: 12343 21171 34565
Key: C Major
Source: Day's Psalter, 1563;Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Bourgeois; Genevan Psalter, 1551
Copyright: Public Domain

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, 1988

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Easy Hymn Preludes for Organ Volume 10: Musica Sacra
    Composer/Editor Jacob B. Weber
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2015) pp. 41
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Eight Tunes NO: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Irene Beethe
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2015) pp. 138
  • Our Cheerful Songs: Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2014) pp. 10
  • Loving Spirit: Hymn Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor David Maxwell
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2011) pp. 10
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 74 Number 3 January February 2011: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 19
  • The Organist's Library Volume 50
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 19
  • This Wondrous Mystery: 10 Preludes on Communion Hymns for Manuals
    Composer/Editor J. Wayne Kerr
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2011) pp. 12
  • In Communion: 40 Hymntune Meditations for Organ, Piano, or Keyboard
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2008) pp. 34
  • O Living Bread: Easy Preludes on Communion Hymnody
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Hildebrand
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 16
  • The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender Volume 3: Chorale Preludes for Organ (M - Z)
    Composer/Editors Jan Bender; David Fienen
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 36
  • Easy Hymn Preludes for Organ Volume 3: Musica Sacra
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Hildebrand
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004) pp. 36
  • Road to Calvary
    Composer/Editor John A. Behnke
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004) pp. 8
  • Hymn Interpretations for Organ
    Composer/Editor David P. Dahl
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 31
  • 36 Hymn Preludes: For Two Manuals and Pedal
    Composer/Editors Adrienne Tindall; Jack C. Goode
    Published By: Darcey Press (1996) pp. 54
  • A Musical Gift Book 2: 20 Organ Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Darcey Press (1996) pp. 38
  • Hymn Trios for the New Organist Volume One: Simple Pedal Parts
    Composer/Editor Richard Hudson
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1994) pp. 24
  • 6 Hymn Preludes: Settings by Kevin J. Sadowski
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Sadowski
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1990) pp. 18
  • Praise to the Lord: Eight Hymn Tune Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1988) pp. 22
  • Eight Hymn Preludes for Lent
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1985) pp. 25
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 35: General: O - Pi
    Composer/Editors Richard Hillert; Steven Wente
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1985) pp. 30
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 35: General: O - Pi
    Composer/Editors Richard Hillert; Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1985) pp. 32
  • Four Quiet Hymn Settings
    Composer/Editor Thomas Gieschen
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1984) pp. 8
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 18: Holy Communion: N - Z
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Ralph C. Schultz
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 12
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 3 Number 4 June 1981 General, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; David A. Schack
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (1981) pp. 29
  • Hymn Preludes for Holy Communion Volume 1
    Composer/Editors Theodore Beck; Donald Busarow
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1979) pp. 11
  • Jesus Is Lord of All: Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Sharron Lyon
    Published By: Broadman Press (1978) pp. 29
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 34 Number 4 April 1971: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; George Blake
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1971) pp. 64
  • Preludes for Fifty-five Well-known Hymn Tunes: Modeled after the Free Organ Accompaniments of T. Tertius Noble
    Composer/Editor Howard D. McKinney
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1967) pp. 11
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume X Christian Church, Holy Ministry, Ordination, Installation and Commissioning: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1966) pp. 24
  • Fifteen Hymn Tune Improvisations - The Church Year and General Use: For Organ with Pipe and Hammond Registration
    Composer/Editor R. Donald Curry
    Published By: Pallma Music Company (1962) pp. 26
  • Thirty Short Preludes on Well-Known Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1960) pp. 22
  • Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ Set II
    Composer/Editor Healey Willan
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1957) pp. 22
  • Organ Music for the Communion Service
    Composer/Editors Paul G. Bunjes; Richard Warner
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1956) pp. 30
  • Ten Meditations on Hymn Melodies: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph W. Clokey
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1954) pp. 4
  • The Parish Organist Part Three: One Hundred Twenty Chorale Preludes, Voluntaries, and Postludes by Older Masters and Contemporary Composers
    Composer/Editors Heinrich Fleischer; Rudolf Moser
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1953) pp. 28
  • The Parish Organist Parts I to IV: One Hundred Twenty Chorale Preludes, Voluntaries, and Postludes by Older Masters and Contemporary Composers
    Composer/Editors Heinrich Fleischer; Rudolf Moser
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1953) pp. 138

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Favorite Hymns Volume 4: The Easter Season
    Composer/Editor James M. Guthrie
    Published By: Self-published (2017) pp. LL
  • An Organist's Book of Hymns: The Liturgical Year: 3 Part Hymns and Chorale Preludes
    Composer/Editor Noel Jones
    Published By: Frog Music (2014) pp. 140
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 2: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 304 - 360

    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 321
  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Richard Lloyd
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 95
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 2: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 304 - 360
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 321
  • The Art of Hymn Playing 2nd edition: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 98
  • Introductions, Harmonizations, Accompaniments, Interpretations Volume 1: Settings by Jeffrey Blersch
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey N. Blersch
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 28
  • The St. Francis Collection of Free Accompaniments to Hymn Tunes: 80 Settings by Various Composers
    Composer/Editor Dirk van Dissel
    Published By: G. I. A. Publications, Inc. (2005) pp. 80
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 117
  • Sonus Novus Volume 4: Hymn Intonations and Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004) pp. 22
  • Twenty-Five Organ Harmonizations: Alternate Hymn Settings in Various Styles
    Composer/Editor Harold J. Owen
    Published By: GIA Publications, Inc. (2002) pp. 19
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 117
  • Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations Volume XI: 25 Harmonizations and Descants
    Composer/Editor Craig Phillips
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (2000) pp. 12
  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 106
  • Hymn Enrichments Set 3 - General
    Composer/Editor David Schelat
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1998) pp. LL
  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 125
  • Easy Hymn Accompaniments for Organ or Piano: Set II
    Composer/Editor Edward H. Myer
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1995) pp. 59
  • The Descant Hymn-Tune Book Book II: A Collection of Well-Known Tunes
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey Shaw
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1995) pp. 19
  • Hymn Descants Set 4: With C and B flat Instrument Parts
    Composer/Editor Stanley Drummond Wolff
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1994) pp. 11
  • Music Supplement: The United Methodist Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Gary Alan Smith
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1991) pp. 139
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 192
  • Eleven Free Accompaniments With Descants: To Familiar Hymns
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1984) pp. 37
  • New Shoots From Old Routes: New Harmonizations of 48 Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Alec Wyton
    Published By: Sacred Music Press (1983) pp. 8
  • 25 Festive Hymns for Organ and Choir
    Composer/Editor Erik Routley
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1982) pp. 35
  • Twenty-Two Hymn Introductions
    Composer/Editor Jan Bender
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1979) pp. 25
  • Thirty-Four Changes on Hymn Tunes: Hymn Introductions and Accompaniments
    Composer/Editor Jack C. Goode
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1978) pp. 23
  • New Organ Accompaniments For Hymns
    Composer/Editor Paul G. Bunjes
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1976) pp. 37
  • Free Hymn Accompaniments for Manuals: Book II
    Composer/Editor David N. Johnson
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1966) pp. 36
  • New Organ Settings for Hymns and Chorales Set II: Opus 22
    Composer/Editor Jan Bender
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1963) pp. 43
  • 15 Harmonizations on Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Jane Marshall
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1962) pp. 11
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 85

Piano Solo

  • Hymn Contemplations for Pianists
    Composer/Editor J. Bruce Ashton
    Published By: J. Bruce Ashton (1996) pp. 3
  • Hymn Contemplations for Pianists Volume 1: Eight Varied Hymn Settings for General Use
    Composer/Editor J. Bruce Ashton
    Published By: J. Bruce Ashton (1996) pp. 3
  • Piano Voluntaries on Hymn Tunes: For Church and Studio
    Composer/Editor Jack C. Goode
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1968) pp. 8

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