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[Prepare the Way of the Lord] (Berthier)

[Prepare the Way of the Lord] (Berthier)

Composer: Jacques Berthier (1984)
Published in 24 hymnals

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Composer: Jacques Berthier

Jacques Berthier (b. Auxerre, Burgundy, June 27, 1923; d. June 27, 1994) A son of musical parents, Berthier studied music at the Ecole Cesar Franck in Paris. From 1961 until his death he served as organist at St. Ignace Church, Paris. Although his published works include numerous compositions for organ, voice, and instruments, Berthier is best known as the composer of service music for the Taizé community near Cluny, Burgundy. Influenced by the French liturgist and church musician Joseph Gelineau, Berthier began writing songs for equal voices in 1955 for the services of the then nascent community of twenty brothers at Taizé. As the Taizé community grew, Berthier continued to compose most of the mini-hymns, canons, and various associated… Go to person page >

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Title: [Prepare the Way of the Lord] (Berthier)
Composer: Jacques Berthier (1984)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55566 61133 4445
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1984, Les Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications, Inc., agent



Organ Solo

  • Hymnal Supplement 98 Organ Prelude Edition: Volume 1 Advent / Christmas / Epiphany
    Composer/Editors David A. Johnson; Anne Krentz Organ
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2000) pp. 16


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