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(1514 - 1572)

The French Huguenot composer Claude Goudimel was born in Besançon and died in the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. He was involved with contemporary French experiments in versification and word-setting. His settings of the Odes of Horace are lost.

Church Music

Goudimel is chiefly known for his settings of the Psalms, some dividing the melody between the voices, some keeping the melody in the top voice, and others placing the melody of the Genevan Huguenot Psalter in the tenor, to the harmony of the other voices.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Discover Early Music Naxos Educational
Choral - Sacred
Psaumes de la Reforme Naxos
Choral - Sacred, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Sacred
Renaissance Music (Instrumental and Vocal) - LE ROY, A. / PRAETORIUS, M. / BASSANO, G. / PHALESE, P. (La Rocque' n' Roll) (Baltimore Consort) Dorian Sono Luminus
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
Choral - Sacred
World of Early Music Naxos

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