Composer: Jacques Berthier

Jacques Berthier (b. Auxerre, Burgundy, June 27, 1923; d. June 27, 1994) A son of musical parents, Berthier studied music at the Ecole Cesar Franck in Paris. From 1961 until his death he served as organist at St. Ignace Church, Paris. Although his published works include numerous compositions for organ, voice, and instruments, Berthier is best known as the composer of service music for the Taizé community near Cluny, Burgundy. Influenced by the French liturgist and church musician Joseph Gelineau, Berthier began writing songs for equal voices in 1955 for the services of the then nascent community of twenty brothers at Taizé. As the Taizé community grew, Berthier continued to compose most of the mini-hymns, canons, and various associated… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Jacques Berthier
Incipit: 13212 66113 21633
Key: A Major
Copyright: © 1979, Les Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications Inc. agent



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 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. 200
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 186
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 185
  • 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. 34

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  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 5 Pentecost and Trinity: 27 Original Pieces on hymns for Pentecost and Trinity
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 92
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 25 Number 4 May 2003 General, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Tibor Pikethy
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2003) pp. 28
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 25 Number 4 May June 2003: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Tibor Pikethy
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2003) pp. 28
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 186
  • Chantworks Set III - Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Corpus Christi, Morning, Evening: Organ Music for the Church Year based Upon Gregorian Chant Melodies
    Composer/Editor Gerald Near
    Published By: Aureole Editions (1998) pp. 8
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Andrew More
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 171
  • Pentecost Music for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1992) pp. 10
  • Eight Hymn Preludes for Ascension and Pentecost: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1988) pp. 18
  • Five Preludes on English Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Francis Jackson
    Published By: Banks Music Publications (1987) pp. 9
  • Consoliere Volume 4 Number 2 April May June 1973: Practical and Distinctive Pieces for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Charles G. Frischmann; Han Van Koert
    Published By: World Library Publications, Inc. (1973) pp. 26
  • Choral Preludes based on Famous Hymn Tunes Volume 3: Christ Advent The Passion Whitsuntide and Harvest
    Composer/Editor Alec Rowley
    Published By: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (1952) pp. 13
  • Twelve Studies on Old English Hymn-Tunes - Second Set: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Clement Charlton Palmer
    Published By: W. Paxton & Co. Ltd. (1927) pp. 23
  • Twelve Hymn-tune Preludes: (With or Without Pedals)
    Composer/Editor Robert Groves
    Published By: Elkin & Company, Ltd. pp. 11


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