Qui vouldra voir comme un Dieu me surmonte
Supplement musical to the 1552 edition of Les amours de P de Ronsard Vandomoys, ensemble le cinquiesme de ses Odes, 1552
An attractive setting from Janequin, mixing the heavily rhythmic, chordal style with some attractive imitative runs in the various voices. The recorded extract is the repeat of the quatrain and the first half of the sestet – the last tercet essentially repeats the music of the first, so you can hear almost all the music in this short segment!
I was delighted to find a copy of the Supplement on the website of the early music group Ludus Modalis – a big thank you to them for making it available! I’ve extracted the pages for Janequin’s song so you can see what it looks like in the 1552 publication, the parts laid out 2×2 on each opening, in the normal style of the time. (Note that Tiersot’s transcription, which I have followed, halves the note values.)