Du fond de ma pensée (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-28)  CPDL #35224:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2015-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch (high chiavette) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Du fond de ma pensée
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist: Clément Marot

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Premier livre des chansons a 4 et 5 parties, no. 4
    2nd published: 1576 in Le thresor de musique, Edition 1, no. 23
Description: The first stanza of Marot's version of "De profundis". The cantus firmus is in the tenor part.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Du fond de ma pensée
au fond de tous ennuis
à toi s'est adressée
ma clameur jour et nuit.
Entends ma voix plaintive
Seigneur, il est saison
ton oreille ententive
soit à mon oraison.

English.png English translation

From deep within my breast
Where deep is my dismay
To you I have addressed
My plea both night and day.
My plaintive voice please hear
O Lord, the time is fair
For your attentive ear
To hear my humble prayer.

Translation by Thomas Daughton