[I don’t know if ‘translator’s block’ is as real as writer’s block, but that’s what it feels like! So in lieu of posting nothing, I’ll put up some more song transcriptions. Apologies to those who are waiting for the completion of Amours 1, or the addition of other Ronsard works…]
Las de quels maux, amour, et de combien
Poésies de P. de Ronsard … , Le Roy & Ballard 1579
Another beautiful, if melancholy, 5-voice setting by Regnard, this time a very extended setting. Yet still it is not a complete sonnet – in fact Regnard has used the middle section of a sonnet, rather oddly setting an odd number, 7 lines, of poetry!
Like so many of these later 16th-century settings, it’s not yet made it onto record!