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Posted October 1, 2010
Recordings of Genevan tunes are rare. GOOD recordings of Genevan tunes are VERY rare. So I'm pleased to inform you that you have discovered something very rare - this is an excellent recording of Genevan tunes! This CD features the original Genevan tunes originating from the French Reformation, first composed under the influence of the psalm singing Reformer John Calvin in Geneva. The Goudimel Ensemble sings the melodies accurately, with beautiful harmonies faithful to the time of the Reformation. The only drawback of this CD for most listeners is that the lyrics are French. However, this is arguably a feature of this CD, attesting to the producer's desire to be faithful to the time of the Reformation by singing the psalms in the language in which they were composed. There is an air of timelessness about this music - listeners will have the sense that what they are hearing is probably identical to what the French believers in Geneva were listening to nearly five centuries ago. Highly recommended for historic psalm lovers! At this budget price, you can not pass this up!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.