Ta bonne grace (Cornelius Canis)

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  • CPDL #22767:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2010-12-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2007-12-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ta bonne grace
Composer: Cornelius Canis

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

Language: French
Instruments: None, a cappella

Published: 1544 in Cincquiesme livre contenant trente-deux chansons a cinq et six parties, no. 29.

Description: A 5 part chanson. The 18th Century historian Charles Burney included a transcription of this work in his "History of music".

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Ta bonne grace et maintien gracieux
Et le regard de tes deux riants yeux
M’ont transporté le coeur de telle sorte,
Que contraint suis de crier à la porte
«Miséricorde au pauvre langoureux!»

English.png English translation

Your good grace and gracious bearing
And the look of your two laughing eyes
Have invaded my heart so much,
That I am forced to shout at the door
“Have pity on the poor languishing one!”