D’un joyeux dueil sans fin je me repais
Poésies de P. de Ronsard … , Le Roy & Ballard 1579
As we move towards the end of his book, Regnard continues to ring the changes: he writes here in a very fluent imitative style, constantly shifting the number and disposition of voices, to create a piece which sounds delightful throughout, shifting seamlessly from the long notes of ‘grief’ at the beginning to a happier-sounding second half. Typically, Regnard sets only part of Ronsard’s poem, cho0osing the section with the maximum short-range contrast of emotion.
Sadly, this is one of those pieces not yet recorded by anyone.