Regnard – Pleut il a Dieu




Pleut il a Dieu n’avoir jamais taté


François Regnard


Poésies de P. de Ronsard et autres Poëtes, 1579


(text on site here)
(blog entry not yet available)
(listen to the score here)
(recorded extract not available)


Though short, this piece actually feels very substantial. The opening has carefully imitative entries in the best style; then the music breaks into a faster, chattering exchange of ideas bounced back and forth between voices, reflected, inverted, adapted … I see it as a tiny masterpiece.

Yet I cannot find a recording! Obviously others don’t entirely share my view …








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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