Claude Goudimel

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Aliases: Claude Mell

Life

Born: c. 1514??

Died: 27-31 August 1572?

Biography Goudimel's first published chanson calls him a student at Paris University in 1549, from which various birthdates have been inferred: New Grove gives a window 1514-1520; Baker's 7th says 1510; others 1505 to 1525. He is presumed to have been killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre or its aftermath.

View the Wikipedia article on Claude Goudimel.

List of choral works

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Motets

Masses

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Publications

Psalms

  • Genevan Psalter links to a page with various selections. WP:fr helps untangle the various publications, while Psalms take up 10 volumes of the Oeuvres complètes, ed. P. Pidoux et al.
  • 3 publications by Goudimel are based on the Genevan melodies:
    • Pseaumes de David, traduictz par Clement Marot & Theodore de Besze, nouvellement mis en musique à quatre parties par Claude Goudimel, dont le subject se peut chanter en taille, ou en dessus, imprimés en quatre volumes 1562 (note-against note harmonization of 1551 Huguenot Psalter (which had 83 Psalms); bass partbook only survives)
    • Les cent cinquante pseaumes de David nouvellement mis en musique à quatre parties 1564, reissued 1565 and, for lute & voice in 1567 (154 mostly homophonic settings from the new psalter including Decalogue, Nunc dimittis, and 2 table graces. Pss. 53, 95, 98, 139 are now identified as by Thomas Champion.)
    • Les Cent cinquante pseaumes de David. Nouvellement mis en musique à quatre parties 1568. 4 vol. (polyphonic settings, including 18 works from 1564 collection (nos. 62, 64-70, 76-78, 82, 100, 109, 116,-117, 140, 144))
  • Free polyphonic "…pseaumes de David traduictz par Clément Marot, & mis en musique en long (en forme de mottetz)" were published in 8 books:
    • Premier livre 1551 3, 4 & 5 vv
    • Second livre 1555 4, 5 & 6 vv
    • Tiers livre 1557 4, 5 vv
    • Quart livre 1560 4, 5 vv
    • Cinquième livre 1562 4, 5 vv
    • Sizième livre 1565
    • Septième livre 1566
    • Huitième livre 1566

Masses

  • Missae tres cum quatuor vocibus, ad imitationem modulorum, 1558, Paris: Le Roy & Ballard

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