Veux tu ton mal (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-26)  CPDL #47737: 
Original pitch:        
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto is in tenor clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-11-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, 1570. Original pitch (high chiavette) and note-values. French spelling modernised.

General Information

Title: Veux tu ton mal
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in Douzièsme livre de chansons (Le Roy & Ballard), Edition 1, no. 2
    2nd published: 1560 in Tiers livre des chansons a 4-6 parties, no. 14
    3rd published: 1567 in Quatorsièsme livre de chansons (Le Roy & Ballard), Edition 2, no. 15
    4th published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 56
    5th published: 1594 in Florilegium (ed. Adrian Denss) – arr. for three voices and lute, no. 68.1
    6th published: 1597 in Cinquante pseaumes de David (ed. Simon Goulart) – psalm contrafact, no. 44
Description:  This chanson was the model for Lasso's motet 'Alleluia: vox laeta personat'.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Veux-tu ton mal et le mien secourir
Trouve moyen qu'un jour entre deux draps
Nous nous puissions embrasser bras à bras
Et je suis sûr qu'ainsi pourrons guérir