Orsus a coup (Thomas Crecquillon)

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  • (Posted 2013-05-13)  CPDL #29115:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-05-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Orsus a cop; Or sus à coup
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Huitieme livre des chansons a quatre parties (Tielman Susato), no. 31
    2nd published: 1560 in Septiesme livre des chansons à quatre parties (Pierre Phalèse), Edition 1
Description: a parody mass from c. 1570 is thought to be by either Lassus or Johannes Lockenburg.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Orsus a coup qu'on se reveille
veze ouir le chant melodieulx
du rossignol que ne sommeille
et va chantant son chant gratieulx
ung bon amy laultre veille.

Modern French
Aussi promptement qu'on se réveille,
venez écouter le chant mélodieux
du rossignol que ne dort pas
et va chantant son chant gracieux.
Un bon ami pour l'autre veille.

English.png English translation

As soon as you wake up
come and hear the nightingale's beautiful song.
He doesn't sleep but sings his gracious song.
A good friend keeping watch over the other.