De retourner mon amy (Adrian Willaert)

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  • CPDL #24840:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2011-11-02).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: De retourner mon amy
Composer: Adrian Willaert

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATBarBarB; upward transposition of a fourth for SMAATB would be feasible too.
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1544 in Cincquiesme livre contenant trente-deux chansons a cinq et six parties, no. 22


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Original text and translations

French.png French text

De retourner, mon ami, je te prie,
Pour contenter l’esprit bon de ton amie,
Car sans cela aise ne puis avoir,
Triste vivrai, je te le fais savoir,
Si ne te vois si j’en ai grande envie.