Regnard – Heureux ennuy

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Title

Heureux ennuy

Composer

François Regnard

Source

Poésies de P. de Ronsard … , Le Roy & Ballard 1579

(text on Lieder.net site here)
(blog entry not yet available)
(listen to the score here)
(recorded extract here:  source, Ensemble Clément Janequin Chansons sur des Poèmes de Ronsard)

 

Another lovely 5-voice setting by Regnard, and a substantial one setting the whole of Ronsard’s text rather than a couple of quatrains as Regnard often does. Once again the quinta, as second tenor, forms a pair with the bass; though here the effect is not very marked, both being fully-integrated into a genuinely polyphonic texture. Regnard occasionally uses homophony as a fine effect – e.g. bottom of page 9 – but in a very un-French way.

This song, at least, has attracted one recording: and a very fine one from the Ensemble Clément Janequin, who certainly know their way around French music of the renaissance period. The extract I’ve chosen includes that bit of homophony: it runs from the bottom of page 8 through to the top of page 11 (roughly the first half of Regnard’s Seconde partie).

 

 

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http://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=13850

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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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