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Five Dutch Songs From a Phalese Print Of 1572 - 4 Scores

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Five Dutch Songs From a Phalese Print Of 1572 - 4 Scores composed by Various. For ATTB recorders; or ATTB viols. Recorder Quartets, String Quartets, Quintets etc.. Thesaurus Musicus. 4 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMTM23).

Stylistically these Dutch songs are quite close to the chansons of Clemens, Crecquillon and other musicians active in the Low Countries in the 1540s. But, as one might expect, the phrase-lengths are different from those in settings of French texts, so we miss the characteristic caesura after the fourth syllable that is so typical of the chanson.The exception to this is Ick seg adiu, 1 but this piece is based on a popular melody that was sung in French, German and Dutch, of which the French version is probably the oldest. At least one other piece, Clemens non Papas De lustelijcke Mey, is probably a setting of a popular tune: several other arrangements have survived, including a set of variations for recorder by Jacob van Eyck. But in DieVoghelkens Clemens does not make use of the popular melody that appeared with the same text in the Antwerp Liedboek of 1544.3 Of the five songs here, Godt es mijn licht seems to have been the most widely known. BT.

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