Susanne un jour (5 voices) (Claude Le Jeune)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-03)  CPDL #52497:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-12-03).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts available at

General Information

Title: Susanne un jour (5 voices)
Composer: Claude Le Jeune
Lyricist: Guillaume Guéroult

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Livre de mélanges, no. 30
    2nd published: 1592 in Pratum musicum (ed. Emanuel Adriaenssen) – arr. for two voices and lute, Edition 2, no. 24
Description: The tenor line is lifted directly from the original 4-voice chanson of Didier Lupi II, and acts as a slow cantus firmus, around which a new piece is composed. Claude Le Jeune also wrote a 7 voice Sussane un jour.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Susanne un jour.