Susanne un jour (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-10)   CPDL #43480:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-03-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #14919, with corrections. Modern French. Musica ficta are editorial. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-02-14)   CPDL #34560:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2015-02-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
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  • CPDL #30581:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2013-11-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transcribed from Tierce livre des chansons a quatre cinq et six parties. Original note values and key signature. Musica ficta clearly marked. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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  • CPDL #14919:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #08099:      (Finale 2000)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2004-10-18).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 240 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Diminution added by G. Bassano
  • CPDL #01998: 
Original pitch (high chiavette), A4:   ws-lass-sus.mid  Lassus_Susanne_un_jour.MUS(Finale 2002)
Original pitch (high chiavette), Letter: ws-lass-sus.pdf  ws-lass-sus.mid  ws-lass-sus.mxl  ws-lass-sus.mus(Finale 2000)
Transposed down a note, A4: Lassus_Susanne_un_jour_-_down_a_note.pdf  Lassus_Susanne_un_jour_-_down_a_note.MUS(Finale 2002)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2001-01-22).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Susanne un jour
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist: Guillaume Guéroult

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1560 in Tiers livre des chansons a 4, 5, et 6 parties

Description: Lassus's setting of a popular song telling the story of Susannah and the elders. The 2nd tenor part follows the tenor of Didier Lupi's setting of Guéroult's text. Lassus used his chanson as the model of a Mass, a Magnificat and a Nunc dimittis. Other parody masses based on this setting include those by Giovanni Valentini and Marco Antonio Ingegneri. He also published different setting of a German translation of the text, Susannen fromm.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Susanne un jour.