WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN

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 >

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
Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1564)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 11232 14211 34321
Notes: Tune also known as: BOURGEOIS, COMMANDMENTS, GOUDIMEL, LES COMMANDEMENS DE DIEU, HOUR OF NEED, WHEN IN THE HOUR OF UTMOST NEED
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1547; Genevan 141

Notes

LES COMMANDEMENS (French for "the commandments"), a rich and graceful tune in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was used in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and later in British psalters and in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives from Claude Goudimel's (PHH 6) 1564 harmonization; his original harmonization with the melody in the tenor (on facing page in the hymnal) may be used for unison or choral stanzas. Here are two performance suggestions: (a) the congregation or choir can sing stanzas 1 and 9 as a frame around the solo reading of stanzas 2 through 8 or of the corresponding verses from Scripture; (b) all can sing stanzas 1 and 9 (with the choir singing in harmony from the second setting), and the congregation can sing stanzas 2 through 8 antiphonally in unison. Organists can find preludes by Lutheran composers under the German title for this chorale tune: WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #792
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #103
Text: All Mankind Fell in Adam's Fall
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1356
Text: Enslaved by Sin and Bound in Chains
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2760
Text: I Come to Thee, O Blessèd Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4804
Text: O Faithful God, Thanks Be to Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7530
Text: When in the Hour of Utmost Need
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #11307
Text: O Lord Of Hosts, The Earth Is Thine
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #153
Text: The Ten Commandments
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #6810
Text: Avia, ry Mpanavotra (Come, O Saviour!)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 44 of 44)

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #6

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #52

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #275

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #595

Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #443

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #178

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #792

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #102

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #378

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #413

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #631

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Common Praise (1998) #16

Common Praise (1998) #81

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #298

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #257

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #495

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #522

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #580

Hymnal: A Worship Book #131

Hymnal: A Worship Book #469

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #603

Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #711

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Lutheran Service Book #562

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Lutheran Service Book #615

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Lutheran Worship #363

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Lutheran Worship #428

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #550

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #253

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #153

Rejoice in the Lord #65

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Rejoice in the Lord #590

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Sing! A New Creation #73

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Small Church Music #1529

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Small Church Music #1852

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Small Church Music #2605

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Small Church Music #6810

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The Cyber Hymnal #103

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The Cyber Hymnal #1356

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The Cyber Hymnal #2760

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The Cyber Hymnal #4804

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The Cyber Hymnal #7530

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The Cyber Hymnal #11307

The New English Hymnal #284

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #724

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