Fors seulement (Antoine de Févin)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-19)  CPDL #76469:       
Editor: Bert Schreuder (submitted 2023-10-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 69,4 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed at written pitch; note values halved.

General Information

Title: Fors seulement
Composer: Antoine de Févin
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: early 16th century
    2nd published: 1578 in Premier livre de chansons a trois parties (Le Roy & Ballard), no. 13
Description: A lesser known setting of this text; the most famous one being by Ockeghem.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Fors seulement la mort sans aultre l’atente que je meure,
En mon las cueur nul espoir ne demeure
Car mon malheur sy tres fort me tourmente
Qu’il n’est douleur que pour vous je ne sente
Pource que suys de vous perdre bien sceure.