I looked up about Claude Goudimel since I came into chapter on Protestantism. I quite enjoy his compositions in his Genevan Psalter. Psalm 2 that I put up here is only one of over one hundred and fifty Psalms!
Goudimel is most famous for his four-part settings of the psalms of the Genevan Psalter. In one of his four complete editions he put the melody in the topmost voice, the method which has prevailed in hymnody to the present day. In addition he composed masses, motets, and a considerable body of secular chansons, almost all of which date from before his conversion to Protestantism (probably around 1560). Goudimel’s style tends to be homophonic, with an intriguing use of syncopated rhythm to spice up inner parts, especially in the chansons.