Psalm 89 (Claude Goudimel)

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  • CPDL #26281:        (Finale 2009)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2012-05-24).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved for modern choirs; verse 1 only underlaid. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Du Seigneur les bontez (Psalm 89)
Composer: Claude Goudimel
Lyricist: Théodore de Bèze , after Psalm 89

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 67. 67. 67. 67

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: The tune (attributed to "Maitre Pierre" [Dubuisson?]) appears in the tenor; Goudimel harmonized it differently in Les Cent Cinquante Psaumes de David of 1564. The 16c language naturally varies somewhat from modern French usage.

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Original text and translations

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Du seigneur les bontés sans fin je chanteray,
et sa fidélité à jamais prescheray:
car c'est un point conclu, que sa grace est bastie,
pour durer à jamais, comme on voit establie,
dans le pour pris des cieux leur course invariable,
signe seur et certain de son dire immuable.