Back now to the 1552 ‘Supplement’ and the first series of Ronsard settings
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Supplement musical to the 1552 edition of Les amours de P de Ronsard Vandomoys, ensemble le cinquiesme de ses Odes, 1552
Another song with a striking slow start in long notes. Tiersot transcribes the two occurrences of this 3-semibreve motif in a different time-signature, thus setting them off more visibly from the remainder of the song. As in Certon’s other setting (so far), I feel he is a bit mean to the altos – they get a rather uninteresting and repetitive line filling in whatever spaces are left in the harmony, as often as not!