Pleut il a Dieu n’avoir jamais taté
Poésies de P. de Ronsard et autres Poëtes, 1579
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 …