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Poésies de P. de Ronsard … , Le Roy & Ballard 1579
Here Regnard’s 5th voice is an extra tenor, but with a fairly low alto part as well he fluidly switches between a texture which is in effect melody + 4-part harmony, and an ensemble opposing the 2 upper voices and the 3 lower ones. (There are of course other combinations as well.) It’s an attractive piece, whose melodic invention is enhanced by the way the ensemble keeps changing.
Once again, the Ensemble Clément Janequin provide the recording. In this case they choose a rather mournful pace & a similalry consistent texture throughout – unofrtunately, as I think they could have made this sound rather better! I’ve provided bars 38-63.