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Jacques Berthier (27 June 1923 – 27 June, 1994) was a French composer of liturgical music, best known for writing much of the music used at Taizé. June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Brother Roger of Taizé, 2003 The Taizé Community is an ecumenical Christian mens monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France // Community The community was founded in 1940 by Frère Roger (Brother Roger), who remained its Prior until his death on August 16, 2005 and is...


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Berthier was born in Auxerre, Burgundy; both of his parents were musicians. (His father Paul was the kapellmeister and organist at the Auxerre Cathedral.) Learning first from his parents, Berthier was trained in music at the César Franck School in Paris. While there, he was taught by, among others, Edward Souberbielle and Guy de Lioncourt (whose daughter he married). In 1955 Berthier was first asked to compose music for the Taizé Community, which was then just a monastic community of twenty brothers. Six years later he became organist at the Church of the Jesuits in Paris, Saint-Ignace, where he worked until his death. In 1975, Berthier was again asked to compose for Taizé, this time for chants to be sung by the increasing numbers of young people coming to worship there. Over nearly twenty years, Berthier built up a body of church music that has been utilized around the world. He died at his home in Paris in 1994, and requested that none of his own music be used in his funeral at Saint-Sulpice. Auxerre is a commune in the Bourgogne région of France, between Paris and Dijon. ... Coat of arms of the 2nd duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: Bourgogne) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Pre-Indo-European people, Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks. ... The Cathédrale Saint-Étienne dAuxerre located in Auxerre, Burgundy, France is known for its massive stained glass windows. ... César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (December 10, 1822 – November 8, 1890) was a composer and organist. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Religious order. ... The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu (S.I. or S.J.) in Latin) is a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church in direct service to the Pope. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The interior of the Church Saint-Sulpice () is a famous Parisian church on the east side of the Place Saint-Sulpice, in the Luxembourg Quarter of the VIe arrondissement. ...


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