|Short Name:||Claude Goudimel|
|Full Name:||Goudimel, Claude, 1514-1572|
|Birth Year (est.):||1514|
Claude Goudimel (c. 1514 to 1520 – between 28 August and 31 August 1572) was a French composer, music editor and publisher, and music theorist of the Renaissance.
Claude Goudimel was born in Besançon. Few details of his life are known until he is documented in Paris in 1549, where he was studying at the University of Paris; in that year he also published a book of chansons. In the early 1550s he worked with printer Nicolas Du Chemin, and may have still been studying at the University of Paris until 1555; by 1555 he was also Du Chemin's partner in the publishing business.
Goudimel moved to Metz in 1557, converting to Protestantism, and is known to have been associated with the Huguenot cause there; however he left Metz due to the increasing hostility of the city authorities to Protestants during the Wars of Religion. First he settled in his native town of Besançon, and later moved to Lyon.
He was murdered in Lyon sometime between 28 and 31 August 1572, during the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, along with much of the Huguenot population of the city.
Goudimel is most famous for his four-part settings of the psalms of the Genevan Psalter, in the French versions of Clément Marot. In one of his four complete editions he puts - unlike other settings at the time - the melody in the topmost voice, the method which has prevailed in hymnody to the present day. In addition he composed masses, motets, and a considerable body of secular chansons, almost all of which date from before his conversion to Protestantism (probably around 1560). Goudimel’s style tends to be homophonic, with an intriguing use of syncopated rhythm to spice up inner parts, especially in the chansons.
The widespread claim that he taught Palestrina is now regarded as untenable.
|Tunes by Claude Goudimel (34)||As||Instances|
|COMMANDMENTS (Bourgeois)||Claude Goudimel, c. 1505-1572 (Harmonizer)||4|
|GENEVAN 89||Claude Goudimel, c. 1505-1572 (Harmonizer)||1|
|DONNE SECOURS||Claude Goudimel (Harmony adapted from)||5|
|GENEVAN 100||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer (alt. harm.))||2|
|GENEVAN 101||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|GENEVAN 128||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||3|
|GENEVAN 130||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|GENEVAN 136||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||6|
|GENEVAN 138||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer (alt. harm.))||2|
|GENEVAN 33||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|GENEVAN 42||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||12|
|GENEVAN 43||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|GENEVAN 47||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||6|
|GENEVAN 51||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||4|
|GENEVAN 6||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer (alt. harm.))||2|
|OLD 113TH||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer (alt. harm.))||1|
|GENEVAN 77||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||3|
|GENEVAN 93||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|RENDEZ À DIEU||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||7|
|GENÈVE, 1562||Claude Goudimel (1505-1572) (Composer)||2|
|GOUDIMEL (Goudimel #2)||Claude Goudimel, 1508-1572 (Composer)||2|
|JE TE SALUE||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|CANTIQUE DE SIMÉON||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||8|
|LES COMMANDEMENS||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||7|
|NAVARRE||C. Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|NUNC DIMITTIS (Bourgeois)||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||16|
|O DIEU DES ARMEES (GENEVAN 84)||Claude Goudimel (Harmonizer)||2|
|O NOSTRE DIEU (Geneva 8)||Claude Goudimel, c. 1505-1572 (Composer)||2|
|OLD 107TH||Claude Goudimel, c. 1505-1572 (Composer)||1|
|OLD HUNDREDTH||Claude Goudimel (Setting by)||2|
|MINISTRES DE L'ÉTERNEL||Claude Goudimel (Arranger)||1|
|PSALM 86||Claude Goudimel, 1514-1572 (Composer)||2|
|RESOLUTION (Bourgeois)||Claude Goudimel, 1505-1572 (Harmonizer)||1|
|TOULON||C. Goudimel (Composer)||3|