Regnard – Si je trépasse

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Title

Si je trépasse

Composer

François Regnard  (dates unknown, fl. 1570s)

Source

Poésies de P. de Ronsard et autres Poëtes, 1579, by Regnard

(text on recmusic.org/lieder site here)
(blog entry here)
(listen to the score here)
(recorded extract here – source: “La fleur des musiciens de Pierre de Ronsard“, Ensemble Vocal de Radio-Canada, 1976)

 

This is the first Ronsard setting in Regnard’s book – perhaps the slow opening and slowly gathering pace of the piece reflect their deliberate placement in this position.

The recorded extract is from the top of page 2 onwards; it’s a slow and heartfelt performance, which reflects the long note-lengths of the opening, though the Egidius Kwartet race through the same piece in about half the time giving the text a much lighter feel!

EDIT: I’ve re-edited this piece, and the score is now at the original pitch rather than down a tone as per Expert’s transcription.
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This page from the tenor part-book is taken from the online copy made available by the Bibliothèque municipale, Orléans, in their Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes.
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About fattoxxon

Who am I? Lover of all sorts of music - classical, medieval, world (anything from Africa), world-classical (Uzbek & Iraqi magam for instance), and virtually anything that won't be on the music charts... Lover of Ronsard's poetry (obviously) and of sonnets in general. Reader of English, French, Latin & other literature. And who is Fattoxxon? An allusion to an Uzbek singer - pronounce it Patahan, with a very plosive 'P' and a throaty 'h', as in 'khan')

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