Tout au rebours (Jean Maillard)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-22)  CPDL #48526:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-01-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Recueil des morceaux de musique ancienne, Vol 11 (Joseph Napoléon Ney). Clefs modernised. Note values halved. Transposed up a perfect 4th for SAATB.
  • (Posted 2014-10-19)  CPDL #33182:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2014-10-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tout au rebours
Composer: Jean Maillard

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: STTBB or SAATB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: ca. 1560
    2nd published: 1847 in Recueil des morceaux de musique ancienne, Volume 11, no. 126
Description: A 5 part canon. The entry for the composer in Grove indicates that the attribution to him of this work has been questioned.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Tout au rebours de mon affaire,
Comme il appert par mes amours.
Quand cuide chanter me faut taire.
Ainsi mène en tout au rebours.