Puisque fortune (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-16)   CPDL #42324:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2016-12-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1564 first print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note-values. French spelling modernised.

General Information

Title: Puisque fortune
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Quatriesme livre des chansons a 4 et 5 parties, no. 19
  2nd published: 1570 in Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, no. 71

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Puisque fortune a sur moi entrepris,
Las, me doit-on de tous plaisir bannir
Et sans secours incessamment tenir,
Mieux me vaudroit de la mort être pris.