Mars et Marte (Philippe de Monte)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2015-02-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Mars et Marte
Composer: Philippe de Monte
Lyricist: Pierre de Ronsard

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575
Description: From de Monte's collection of settings from Ronsard, Louvain, 1575.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Mars et Marte en ce monde font grand guerre,
En donnant mort, mais bien diversement.
Mars par la force mest les gens soubz terre,
Marte en chantant mourir fait doucement.

English.png English translation

Mars and Marte wage total war in this world,
Dealing death with great variety.
Mars, by force, puts people under the sod,
Marte, by singing, brings gentle dying.