Saturday, November 7, 2009

old 100th Author: Louis Bourgeois

Born: Cir­ca 1510, Par­is, France.

Died: 1561, Par­is, France.

Bourgeois fol­lowed John Cal­vin to Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land, in 1541.
He be­came a can­tor at the Church of St. Pierre, and ed­it­ed the Ge­nev­an Psalt­er.
At one point, he was jailed for mo­di­fy­ing some well known tunes.
For­tun­ate­ly, hym­nists do not face such strict pen­al­ties to­day.
Bour­geois re­port­ed­ly left Ge­ne­va in 1557.

His works in­clude:
* Le droit che­min de mu­sique, 1550

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