Rossignolet qui chante (Rinaldo del Mel)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-15)  CPDL #65508: 
Original key:       
Transposed down a fourth:    
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2021-08-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Refomat of #62899, Changed to 4/2 measure, Mesurstrich layout, restored historical spelling.
  • (Posted 2021-02-13)  CPDL #62899:         
Editor: Gerhard Weydt (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth because of the chiavette used.

General Information

Title: Rossignolet qui chante
Composer: Rinaldo del Mel

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 Le Rossignol musical, no. 20

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Rossignollet qui chante
Vat’en a mon amy dire,
qu’il se contente
& que c’est mon attente,
De mourir auec luy.

German.png German translation

Nachtigall, die du da singst,
geh hin zu meinem Liebsten,
sage ihm, er solle sich begnügen,
und dass es meine Erwartung ist,
mit ihm zu sterben.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt
English.png English translation

Nightingale singing,
go to my lover
to tell him to be content,
ant hat it is my expectaion
to die with him.

Translation by Gerhard Weydt