20 Aug 2015

Des Psaumes en français

I have just discovered these wonderful solo performances of the Genevan Psalms in French. I am posting five of these, with more to come.

Check out the Cantiques.fr website and youtube channel. Its approach to psalmody can be found here. According to its website, cantiques.fr is devoted to enriching church music in the protestant tradition.

1 comment:

David Koyzis said...

The people who put together the website repeat the old notion that the Reformers chose popular songs with which to set the metrical psalm texts. That's been pretty well discredited. The tunes may bear similarities to known musical forms of the era, but they are for the most part original.