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    Help neede on "In goede harmonie" by Matter/Molennaar

    Hi everybody.
    I try to learn how to harmonize a church song through the interresting little book by Bert Matter and Peter Molenaar I mentionned in the title.
    If anybody knows this book and has the skills, can you tell me in which key is writen psalm 77 page 37?
    There is a flat, so it could be in Dm or F. It really sounds minor, but it starts and ends on G. From time to time, there is an F# ....
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Alain.
    Last edited by AlainT; Feb-25-2017 at 19:39.

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    Hi Alain,

    it is in Dorian mode on G - you will find e instead of e flat (what you would expect in G minor) and f instead of f# - although there are some f#. Just the exceptions to the rule...

    Best regards
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartfloete View Post
    Hi Alain,

    it is in Dorian mode on G - you will find e instead of e flat (what you would expect in G minor) and f instead of f# - although there are some f#. Just the exceptions to the rule...

    Best regards
    Michael
    Thank you for your answer, Michael. I had noted that it looked like G dorian (F from the second note), but I doubted because I thought that, in liturgical music, the harmony was closer to gregorian modes. And I could'nt relate this melody to any gregorian mode but, perhaps, the 8th mode.
    Anyway, since you seem to have Matter/Molenaar's book, have you also Peter Molenaar's book "Thema met variaties" that I can't find anywhere?
    Alain

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    The title looks promising, but it seems that "thema met variaties" is out of print. I got "in goede harmonie" from a library - fortunately in a German translation. Reading Dutch is possible for me, but very, very difficult... If reading German is possible for you, I can recommend:

    Christiane Michel-Ostertun, Intonationen - Anleitungen und Tips für leichte Intonationen auf der Orgel

    She shows how to derive play overs from the chorale book settings. Very instructive and pragmatic approach.

    Michael

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    Peter Molenaar's book is out of print, but perhaps somebody will be able to supply a scan....
    It seems that Christiane Michel-Ostredun is a specialist in organ improvisation. I don't read German, but I will perhaps by her book wich is very cheep.
    Thank you for the information.

    Alain

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlainT View Post
    Peter Molenaar's book is out of print, but perhaps somebody will be able to supply a scan....
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