Costeley – Las! je n’eusse

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Title

Las! je n’eusse jamais pensé

Composer

Guillaume Costeley

Source

Musique de Guillaume Costeley, 1570

 

(text on Lieder.net site here)
(blog entry here)
(listen to the score here)
(recorded extract here – source:  Mignonne allons voir si la Rose, Ludus Modalis)

 

Costeley’s setting opens in a solidly homophonic style, but then loosens up with overlapping ripples of text. For a change, the alto gets a quite interesting part with the longest melisma in the piece!

The recording is a straightforward harpsichord transcription of the piece – a more elaborate version follows on the CD!

 

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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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