Cueur langoreulx (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2013-10-28)  CPDL #30451:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-10-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Cueur langoureulx
Composer: Josquin des Prez

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1526 in Messa motteti canzonni (Nicolo de Judici), no. 5
    2nd published: 1545 in Septiesme livre contenant vingt-quatre chansons a cinq et six parties (Tielman Susato), no. 1
    3rd published: 1550 in Livre 36: 30 chansons tres musicales (Pierre Attaingant), no. 1
    4th published: 1572 in Mellange de chansons (Le Roy & Ballard), no. 55

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Original text
Cueur langoreulx qui ne fais que penser
plain de gemis plourer et souspirer
resiuoys toy car ta belle maistresse par sa pitie
vault donner liesse ioye' et plaisir
pour te reconforter

Modern French
Coeur langoureux,qui ne fait que penser, plaindre, gémir, pleurer et soupirer.
Réjouis-toi car ta belle maîtresse, par sa pitié,
veut donner liesse, joie et plaisir
pour te réconforter.

English.png English translation

Languishing heart that spends its times thinking, complaining, groaning, crying and sighing,
rejoice, for your beautiful mistress, in her mercy,
is willing to accord pleasure, joy and merriment
to comfort you.