Quand contremont (Clément Janequin)

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General Information

Title: Quand contremont
Composer: Clément Janequin

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1549 in Livre 31: 30 chansons a 4 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 4
    2nd published: 1550 in Livre 6: XXV chansons nouvelles (Nicolas Du Chemin), no. 1
    3rd published: 1959 in Das Chorwerk, no. 73.9

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Quand contremont verras retourner Loyre,
Et ses poissons en l'air prendre pasture,
Les corbeaux blancs laissant noire vesture,
Alors de toy n'aurai plus de mémoire.