Dont vient cela (Thomas Crecquillon)

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Original key editions
  • CPDL #22938:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2011-01-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original AAATT pitch from the 1543 Susato print. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #16083:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2008-02-17).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.
  • CPDL #10712:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2006-01-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 137 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: No musica ficta, otherwise same format and text underlay as CDPL #10711.
  • CPDL #10711:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2006-01-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 137 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Musica ficta clearly indicated (probably more generous than necessary or advisable). The Canon (Quintus) on the Superius is pitched a diatonic step below the Superius. With these two voices and the Contratenor frequently overlapping in range, this creates a very rich texture.
Original key edition, but with the Canon part up an octave
  • CPDL #10584:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif Icon_snd_globe.gif
Editor: Dick Wursten (submitted 2006-01-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: based on a transcription of the partbooks by Klaas Spijker; transcription in modern clefs. No further editorial marks... Update of MIDI and PDF 11-01-2006 to include the 5th voice, which is a canon of the superius. Explanation: see below.
Scan of original four part books
  • CPDL #10494:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Dick Wursten (submitted 2005-12-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: digital copy of the 4 original part books

General Information

Title: Dont vient cela
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon
Lyricist: Clément Marot , Chanson XIV, l'Adolescence Clementine (1532)

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1st published by Tielman Susato in Antwerp, 1543: Vingt et six chansons musicales et nouvelles à cinq parties

Description: This is five-voiced setting with four parts, the superius being a canon. Same melody is used as in the original setting of Claudin De Sermisy. The canon has to start and stop at the indicated place, only a 'secunde' lower... (at C instead of D) without transpositon of course, which results in perfect harmony but an 'estrangement' of the melody, just as Crecquillons tip suggested: Chanter vous fault estrangement: You have to sing strangely. One of Tielman Susato's publications.

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Text and translations

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(modernized French)

D'où vient cela, Belle, je vous supplie
Que plus à moi ne vous recommandez ?
Toujours serai de tristesse rempli
Jusques à tant qu'au vrai le me mandez.
Je crois que plus d'Ami ne demandez,
Ou mauvais bruit de moi on vous révèle,
Ou votre cœur a fait amour nouvelle.