With Heart and Voice ® Program 1149

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1149

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

Advent 2

John the Baptist’s cry in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord” rings out as we hear music of preparation and anticipation on With Heart and Voice.



With Heart and Voice - Claude Goudimel

I was very confused by Peter DuBois's pronunciation in the Dec. 4 program of the name Claude Goudimel. Never having encountered the name before, and especially confused by Mr. Du Bois pronunciation of the first name as "Clowd," I couldn't determine whether the name was French, German, Dutch, or English.

A great deal of Googling eventually led me to Claude Goudimel, which Mr. DeBois pronounced "clowd GOO-du-mel." Certainly the last name should be pronounced "goo-dee-MEL," and I can't imagine any dialect of French in which "Claude" would be pronounced as "clowd" rather than "clode."

/s/ Rod Thompson, Hilo, Hawaii

Reply to Comment on Pronunciation of Claude Goudimel

In all cases with which I am familiar, the pronunciation of the first name "Claude" would be "clawd" rather than "clode," although the fomer may be a Anglicized version of the original French.