Qui renforcera ma voix
Claude Goudimel (1510 or later – 1572)
Supplement musical to the 1552 edition of Les amours de P de Ronsard Vandomoys, ensemble le cinquiesme de ses Odes, 1552
This is a much more consciously virtuosic setting than Certon’s rather simple approach: Goudimel had worked on the Huguenot (Protestant) psalm-settings, replacing the Latin settings with French ones, and was hugely experienced. His music has much more demanding intervals for the singers – less step-wise motion and more jumps of a third, fourth, or more – as well as less four-square rhythms – dotted crotchets across bar-lines (as transcribed) giving you some feel of the asymmetries he builds into the music.
Strange that this is a piece which seems to have had only one recording, and a fairly obscure one at that.