Contentez vous (Pierre Certon)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-30)  CPDL #42887:         
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General Information

Title: Contentez vous
Composer: Pierre Certon

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Bicinia gallica, latina et germanica 2 (Georg Rhau), no. 10
    2nd published: 1590 in Bicinia, sive cantiones (Phalèse & Bellère), no. 17
Description: A two-voice arrangement of "Contentez vous", by Claudin de Sermisy, attributed to Certon by Georg Rhau.

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Original text and translations

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Contentez-vous, amy de la pensée,
Jusque à tant que la peine importune,
Sera donnée par l'heureuse fortune
Le temps et lieu d’estre récompensée.