Estans assis aux rives aquatiques (Abel)
- Editor: Dick Wursten (submitted 2011-11-26). Score information: A4, 12 pages, 205 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the original partbook in the British Library, also with original texting.
First published: 1540 in Le Parangon des chansons, livre 6 (Moderne), no. 1
Description: First polyphonic setting of a Psalm versification by Clément Marot. Apparently Abel (of whom nothing is known except this composition) supplied the printer with a hard to read original. This explains some oddities in the text. To name only the two most conspicuous phenomena: in Moderne's edition the 'harps' are hanging on "sauges vers" iso "saules verts"; and the musical indication ‘Triollet’ is placed below the first notes of the second part. To correct the text, I used a text edition of Marot's Psalms, which is almost identical to this one, the Antwerp-edition of 1541 (De Gois), of which a copy appeared in Lyon in 1542 (Etienne Dolet) and which also circulated in manuscript form. "Mais desormais" (bar75-76) can also be considered an error. All other known editions read: "Or toutes foys", which gives better meaning. In some lines this version differs intrinsically from the official version, published by Marot in 1541 (Paris, Roffet).
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.