RENDEZ À DIEU

Composer (attributed to): 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 >

Composer: Guillaume Franc

(no biographical information available about Guillaume Franc.) Go to person page >

Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel

Claude Goudimel; b. about 1505, Vaison, near Avignon, rance; killed in St. Bartholomew massacre, Lyons, France, Aug. 24, 1572 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

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

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