Languir me fais (Anonymous)
- Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-10-10). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 628 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Note values halved. Text (with modernised spelling) underlaid.
Title: Languir me fais
Lyricist: Clément Marot , Chanson XIII of L'Adolescence Clémentine (1532)
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SMATB
Genre: Secular, Chanson, Canon
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1556 in Practica musica Hermanni Finckii, Liber 3, no. 25
Description: The third book of Hermann Finck's Practica Musica is dedicated to canons and includes 26 examples. As with nearly all the items in the collection, this example is untexted (just the first three words are given) and unattributed. The alto part contains the melody of a chanson, with text by Marot, which was also set by Sermisy and Clemens. The piece has the inscription Qui se humiliat, exaltabitur ("who humbles himself will be exalted"); four voices are provided and Finck explains that a fifth voice may be generated, in canon with the alto line, starting a fifth below and moving a note up the scale each time a rest is encountered, thus finishing a fifth above.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Languir me fais sans t'avoir offensée.