Qui ne regrettoit le gentil Févin? (Jean Mouton)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-18)  CPDL #69738:   
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2022-06-18).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: revised(Posted 2022-08-10) 

General Information

Title: Qui ne regrettoit le gentil Févin?
Composer: Jean Mouton
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularChansonCanonLament

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520 in Motetti novi et chanzoni franciose a quatro sopra doi (Antico), no. 18
    2nd published: 1528 in Chansons et Motetz en Canon à quatre parties (Attaingnant), no. 9
Description: Lament for Antoine de Févin (+ 1511 or 1512) in a double canon.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Qui ne regrettoit
le gentil Févin
bien villain seroit:
Tres habile estoit,
si doux et begnin,
Dont en nostre endroit
prions de cueur fin
Qu'en paradis soit,
ou souvent pensoit
parvenir en fin.

English.png English translation

Whoever would not mourn
Gentle Févin
Would be a boor indeed:
Most skilled was he,
gracious and benign,
Wherefore for our part
Let us pray from a fine heart
That he be in paradise
Where he often thought
To come at last.