They might be played on the organ, in many occasions on the piano as well. For the greater part the leading voice of the settings is for the soprano, but sometimes it is the alto or the tenor that leads the melody.
The different pages of this site refer partly to the index of the new songbook of the united Protestant Dutch churches.  From this songbook more than 770 harmonizations have been edited.

The second column of each item refers to MP3 recordings of the relevant tunes. I played and recorded them on the Reichner-Witte organ of the Abbey Church in The Hague, Holland. This organ dates from 1780/1856.

We invite church-musicians, who are interested in this subject, to watch these settings and play them.

Henk Lemckert


henk 2016