RENDEZ À DIEU

Composer (attributed to): 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 >

Composer: Guillaume Franc

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Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel

The music of Claude Goudimel (b. Besançon, France, c. 1505; d. Lyons, France, 1572) was first published in Paris, and by 1551 he was composing harmonizations for some Genevan psalm tunes-initially for use by both Roman Catholics and Protestants. He became a Calvinist in 1557 while living in the Huguenot community in Metz. When the complete Genevan Psalter with its unison melodies was published in 1562, Goudimel began to compose various polyphonic settings of all the Genevan tunes. He actually composed three complete harmonizations of the Genevan Psalter, usually with the tune in the tenor part: simple hymn-style settings (1564), slightly more complicated harmonizations (1565), and quite elaborate, motet-like settings (1565-1566). The vario… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: RENDEZ À DIEU
Composer (attributed to): Louis Bourgeois (1543)
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1565)
Composer: Guillaume Franc (1543)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Incipit: 16511 24325 33143
Key: G Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1551;Genevan 98
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

GENEVAN 98/118 is the one tune in the Psalter Hymnal used for two psalms. It was first published in the 1551 Genevan Psalter as a setting for Psalm 118; in the 1562 edition it was also set to Psalm 98 (hence both numbers in the tune name). The tune is also often named RENDEZ A DIEV, the French incipit for Psalm 118.

This beloved tune is one of the finest and most widely sung of the Genevan psalm tunes (next to GENEVAN 134). Its clear melodic structure and vibrant rhythm call for firm accompaniment with bright organ registration, though some congregations may want to try unaccompanied singing on a stanza or two in the tradition of the sixteenth-century Reformers.

Many modern hymnals set this tune to versifications of Psalm 98 or to hymn texts such as the one at 314. The 1564 harmonization here by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. See 98 and 314 for other harmonizations of this tune; 314 is placed in the key of F.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 18 Number 1 September 2001: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Peter Benjamin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 16

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 82 Number 1 September October 2018: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Douglas E. Wagner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2018) pp. 16
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 40 Number 5 July August 2018 General, Weddings, Patriotic, Communion: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editor Wayne Leupold
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2018) pp. 3
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Nine Tunes PQR: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Hildebrand
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2016) pp. 56, 60
  • Let All Creation Join: Five Hymn Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor David Schelat
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2013) pp. 8
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 47 Number 1 September October 2012: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 6
  • Communion Hymns for Organ Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Edwin T. Childs
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2011) pp. 13
  • The Church Year Volume 3: Ordinary Time through Christ the King
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2009) pp. 15
  • 100 New Hymn Preludes
    Composer/Editor Richard Lloyd
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2008) pp. 220
  • The Organist In Season: Summer
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Sacred Music Press (2007) pp. 37
  • 120 More Musical Gifts Part 7 Series Two: Variations on Hymn Tunes - Rendez a Dieu to Were You There
    Composer/Editors Adrienne Tindall; James Aylward
    Published By: Darcey Press (2006) pp. 542
  • Augsburg Organ Library Baptism and Communion
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; James Biery
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2006) pp. 96
  • The David Cherwien Hymn Interpretation Series: Hymns of Serenity
    Composer/Editors David M. Cherwien; Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (2005) pp. 26
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 27 Number 4 May June 2005: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; John Hebden Schaffner
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2005) pp. 21
  • Hymnal Supplement Organ Prelude Edition: Volume 5 Praise and Adoration
    Composer/Editors David A. Johnson; Stephen P. Johnson
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2003) pp. 36
  • Consoliere Classic Volume VI Hymn-based Compositions: A Collection of the Finest Organ Music from Consoliere and Manualiere
    Composer/Editors Alison J. Luedecke; Arpad Hegedus
    Published By: World Library Publications, Inc. (2002) pp. 24
  • O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing: Ten Favorite Hymn Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Edward L. Good
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (2001) pp. 11
  • Hymn Interpretations for Organ
    Composer/Editor David P. Dahl
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 10
  • Organ Tapestries Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Mark Sedio
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1999) pp. 24
  • Rendez : Suite for Organ
    Composer/Editor James Biery
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 4
  • Rendez a Dieu: Suite for Organ
    Composer/Editor James Biery
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 4
  • 64 Hymn Preludes for Organ:

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1998) pp. 150
  • Communion Meditations: Nine Organ Preludes
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1998) pp. 5
  • Laudate! Volume 4: Organ Music Based on the 100 Most Popular Hymns in Worship III and Gather
    Composer/Editor James W. Kosnik
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1997) pp. 44
  • 3 Hymns of Thanksgiving
    Composer/Editor Kristina Langlois
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1996) pp. 4
  • Prelude on "Rendez a Dieu": For Organ
    Composer/Editor Simon Mold
    Published By: Banks Music Publications (1995) pp. 2
  • The Church Year Companion for Organ Book II: Easter Through Christ the King
    Composer/Editors Lee Gwozdz; Juliet Calkins
    Published By: Unity Music Press (1995) pp. 54
  • Communion Music for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1994) pp. 9
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume 1: 15 Hymn Intonations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1991) pp. 13
  • Interpretations Based on Hymn-Tunes Book VI: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Summa Productions (1987) pp. 18
  • Nine Hymn-Tune Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Anita Denniston Bassett
    Published By: Ludwig Music Publishing Co. (1985) pp. 6
  • Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness: Organ Music for Communion and General Use
    Composer/Editor David N. Johnson
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1968) pp. 50
  • Eleven Chorale Preludes on Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1966) pp. 26
  • The Parish Organist Part Twelve: Thirty-five Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editors Willem Mudde; Micahel Beyer
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1966) pp. 11
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year: With Registrations for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Richard Peek
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (1964) pp. 14
  • Twenty-four Interludes Based on Communion Hymn Tunes: For Manuals Only, with Optional Pedal
    Composer/Editor Henry Coleman
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1961) pp. 12
  • Ten Meditations on Hymn Melodies: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph W. Clokey
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1954) pp. 1
  • Suite on Sixteenth Century Hymn Tunes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor George Frederick McKay
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1950) pp. 18

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keyes: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 212
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 4: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 442- 502
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 478
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 4: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 442- 502
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 478
  • 200 New Last Verses

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 139
  • 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. 108
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 133
  • Pull Out the Stops! Volume II: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 136
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 107
  • Hymnal Supplement 98: Vocal Descant Edition

    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1999) pp. 897-898
  • Ninety Easy Hymn Accompaniments: For Keyboard
    Composer/Editor Margaret Mealy
    Published By: GIA Publications, Inc. (1997) pp. 69
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume I: 15 Hymn Intonations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1991) pp. 13
  • Keyboard Accompaniments and Conductor's Guide for The Worshipping Church: A Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1991) pp. 37
  • Twenty-Four Interludes Based on Communion Hymn Tunes: For Manuals Only, with Optional Pedal
    Composer/Editor Henry Coleman
    Published By: Oxford Organ Music (1961) pp. 12

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Sunday Morning Organist Volume 8: Organ and Piano Hymn Duos

    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2013) pp. 20
  • A Hymn Festival: Duets for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Jerry van der Pol
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (2003) pp. 14

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Hymn Duets : With a Patriotic Medley for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Sid Richardson
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1999) pp. 22

Instruments: Organ and Brass

  • Three Hymns for Christmas: Organ & Brass
    Composer/Editor Stanley Drummond Wolff
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1979) pp. 6

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