Loys Bourgeois

(ca.1510 - ca.1561)

French composer. One of the first composers to set psalm translations by the poet Marot, he assisted Calvin by publishing in 1547 a volume of simple psalm settings for congregational use. He established the final forms of a number of tunes and introduced the idea of displaying the numbers of the psalms to be sung on a board in the church. He also published more elaborate and chanson-like psalm-settings suitable for private devotions.

Midi and MP3 Files:

The Genevan psalter composed by Louis Bourgeois, Maître Pierre and Matthias Greiter (Hans Prince)

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