Clereau – Qui voudra voir




Qui voudra voir dedans une jeunesse


Pierre Clereau (or Cler’eau)  (c.1520-c.1567)


Dixiesme Livre de Chansons, Le Roy & Ballard 1559

(text on site here)
(blog entry here)
(listen to the score here)
(recording not available)


Another example of Clereau’s fairly simple yet attractive style. Little to say about this one, though note that this is one of the relatively few settings by a compioser outside the ‘literary circles’ which sets the two quatrains to a repeated opening section, with the remainder of the poem in a second section (also repeating the final line).

No recording to share I’m afraid 😦








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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