Psalm 19 Genevan NEW
First line: The spacious heavens declare
Tune name: GENEVAN 19
stanzas: 1, 2, 3, 4
Genre: Renaissance/Common practice
Source: Congregational Psalter
Composer: Louis Bourgeois, harmonized J. Worp, PD
Author: William Helder, ©
Singer: Michael E. Owens
Comments: I've heard a lot of complaints about the Genevan psalm tunes from people who seem to think Claude Goudimel wrote them. He didn't. He was just the first to harmonize them. Now I'm wondering if a more modern harmony would please these folks better. I hope to re-typeset and re-record the entire Genevan Psalter using this harmony by J. Worp, from 1953, and the new lyrics from the Canadian Reformed Church.
Michael E. Owens is church musician serving the reformed community from Lancaster County, PA. Michael was born in 1974, and is a piano technician by trade.