Ta bonne grace (Cornelius Canis)

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  • (Posted 2010-12-05)  CPDL #22767:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2010-12-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2007-12-23)  CPDL #15710:         
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2007-12-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ta bonne grace
Composer: Cornelius Canis

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

Language: French
Instruments: None, a cappella

First published: 1544 in Cincquiesme livre contenant trente-deux chansons a cinq et six parties, no. 29
Description: A 5 part chanson. The 18th Century historian Charles Burney included a transcription of this work in his "History of music".

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Ta bonne grace et maintien gracieux
Et le regard de tes deux riants yeux
M’ont transporté le coeur de telle sorte,
Que contraint suis de crier à la porte
«Miséricorde au pauvre langoureux!»

English.png English translation

Your gentle beauty and gracious bearing
And glance when a smile your eyes are wearing
Have so completely bound me in your thrall
That I am forced from your doorstep to call,
“Have pity on the poor one despairing!”

Translation by Thomas Daughton