GENEVAN 136Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1564)
Published in 7 hymnals
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Audio files: MIDI
|Harmonizer:||Claude Goudimel (1564)|
|Incipit:||55123 45354 3121|
|Key:||G Major/G Major or modal|
|Source:||Genevan Psalter, 1562; Les cent cinquante Pseaumes de David, 1564; Genevan Psalter, 1562|
Jesus! Name of wondrous love!
Name all other names above!
Unto which must every knee
Bow in deep humility.
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GENEVAN 136 was first published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. One of the shortest and brightest tunes from Geneva, this music may be sung responsorially (with a soloist for the narrative stanzas and everyone on the refrain parts, that is, the second half of each even-numbered stanza) or antiphonally (with two groups alternating on the narration, and everyone singing the refrain parts). The tune is in Mixolydian mode and properly ends on D. However, to modern ears D may need resolution to G, the opening chord. For that reason and because of the short tune and narrative style, do not hold the last chord. Instead, continue the rhythmic motion between verses without a pause, especially when singing antiphonally or responsorially. A song leader will help to keep the congregation moving along. MONKLAND (223), which is also associated with Psalm 136 and John Milton's versification in some other hymnals, is a useful alternate to GENEVAN 136.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (4)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #252||Jesus! Name of wondrous love||William Walsham How, 1823-1897||188.8.131.52||LOUEZ DIEU||G Major||English||1985|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #66E||Praise our God with shouts of joy||Praise Our God with Shouts of Joy||Christopher Idle||Claude Goudimel, ca. 1505-1572||184.108.40.206||Psalm 66||GENEVAN 136||D Major||2012|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #136B||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind||For God's mercies shall endure||John Milton, 1608-1674||Eelco Vos||220.127.116.11 with refrain||Psalm 136||GENEVAN 136 (adapt.)||F Major or modal||English||2012|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #136||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind||Marie J. Post; John Milton||Claude Goudimel||18.104.22.168||Psalm 136||GENEVAN 136||G Major||English||1987|