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Carillon Impromptu on “Old Hundredth”

Year of composition
Rev. William Kethe
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Carillon)
Instrumental parts
Not available

For 47 bells. With the button below, you can transpose the work to make it playable in other keys. This melody is attributed to Loys “Louis” Bourgeois (c.1510-c.1560) and first appeared in the 1551 version of the Genevan Psalter. Although it was there associated with Psalm 134, the tune got its current name ten years later through association with a paraphrase of Psalm 100, written in 1561 by Rev. William Kethe (d.1564). The lyrics are included.

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