Contentement combien soit (Thomas Crecquillon)

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  • CPDL #29567:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-07-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Contentement combien soit
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATT
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1549

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Original text
Contentement combien soit grant chose
ne dure pas la longueur dung seul iour,
soudain revient linsatiable amour
pour reveiller mon cueur quant il repose.

Modern French
Contentement combien que soit grande chose
ne dure pas la longueur d'un jour.
Soudain revient l'insatiable amour
pour réveiller mon cœur quand il repose.

English.png English translation

No matter how satisfying it may be to experience contentement,
it never lasts, not even one day.
Suddenly, unsatiable love strikes again
and wakens a sleeping heart.