Goudimel – Une jeune pucelette

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Title

Une jeune pucelette

Composer

Claude Goudimel

Source

Huitiesme Livre de Chansons, Le Roy & Ballard 1559

(text on Lieder.net site here)
(blog entry not yet available)
(listen to the score here)
(recording not available)

 

Perhaps my favourite setting by Goudimel! You’d imagine, with this jokey text about loving two lasses at once, with its repeating text making the point that there’s nothing to choose between them but their shape, that Goudimel might have gone for a jokey setting. But no, this is instead a warm, amiable and indeed charming setting which emphasises the love rather than the jokes, in the certainty that Ronsard is sincere. Indeed Goudimel goes out of his way to vary the verses in subtle ways, so that his ‘skinny’ girl is a touch lighter than his ‘plump’ one.

Despite its charms no-one seems to have noticed it: I can’t find a recording anywhere 😦

The song didn’t appear in the first print of book 8 (1557), only in the second (1559).

 

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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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