Genevan Psalm Tunes



1 prelude modest medium loud
4 prelude modest medium loud
5 prelude modest medium loud
6 prelude modest medium loud
8 prelude modest medium loud
15 prelude modest medium loud
16 prelude modest medium loud
17 prelude modest medium loud
19 prelude modest medium loud
25 prelude modest medium loud
43 prelude modest medium loud
103 prelude modest medium loud

Harmonizations and recordings © Wilbert Heeringa.

The harmonizations I composed are strongly inspired by the harmonizations in Orgelbegeleiding bij het psalmzingen which were composed by Jacq. P. Bekkers and Jac. Kort, introduced by H. Hasper and published in 1947. In this type of harmonizations the tactus minor - very characteristic of the psalms - is fully respected.

I harmonized the psalm tunes using the 8-5-3 system which was developed and introduced by Bert Matter & Peter Molenaar in their workbook In goede harmonie. I have extended the system slightly to accommodate two quarter notes to share the same chord.

I played the settings an a Johannus Opus 14 using the default intonation. The tempo is 60 half notes per minute. The recordings are made using Audacity.


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