De tous biens plaine (Alexander Agricola)

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  • (Posted 2005-09-23)  CPDL #09827:       
Editor: Milo Machover (submitted 2005-09-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: De tous biens plaine
Composer: Alexander Agricola

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French

First published: 1504 in Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, Volume 3, no. 64, p. 83
Description: De tous biens plaine was originaly a chanson written by Hayne van Ghizeghem. Agricola arranged it several times using the song's tenor part and adding two new voices in complicated counterpoint (in the chant sur le livre style). This version is written in compound time and is usually considered to be only suited for instruments.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

De tous biens plaine est ma maistresse
Chacun lut doibt tribut d'onneur
Car assouvye est en valeur
Autant que jamais fut sans cesse.