O wrede Fortune ghy (Tielman Susato)

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  • CPDL #23049:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2011-01-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #10881:   
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2006-01-30).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 7 pages, 626 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition is a diplomatic edition of two different settings based on the same Dutch folksong: Tielman Susatos, O wrede Fortune ghy and Jacobus Clemens non Papas, Souterliedeken psalm xxxiiij: Verordelt o Heer. Editorial changes are kept to a bare minimum; text spellings are not modernised or conflated. Text underlay as near to the original print as possible.

General Information

Title: O wrede Fortune ghy
Composer: Tielman Susato

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

Language: Dutch
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1551

Description: four-part chanson based on a Dutch folksong

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Original text and translations

Dutch.png Dutch text

O wrede Fortune ghy doet my trueren nu,
daer ick eens die liefste plach te wesen
die is van my geworden schu.
Hou soud ick dys genesen
Ick meynde dat icks noyt en verdiende
daer is een ander int herte geresen
dit bin ick daegeliex aensinde
hou soud ick dies genesen.
 

English.png English translation

O cruel fortune, you make me weep now:
she to whom I was once dearest has come to avoid me.
Oh, I thought I would never deserve this.
There is another who has risen in her heart: this I have to witness daily.
Oh, how will I overcome this?