Ma bouche rit (Josquin des Prez)

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  • CPDL #30482:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-11-02).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #00659:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Leo Quaijtaal (submitted 2000-01-04).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ma bouche rit
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: STTTBB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Septiesme livre contenant vingt-quatre chansons a cinq et six parties, no. 20

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Ma bouche rit et ma pensée pleure.
Mon œil s’esjoie et mon cueur maudit l’heure
Et mon cœur pleure
Qu’il eust le bien qui sa santé déchasse.

Ma bouche rit et mon cœur pleure,
Mon cœur pleure et ma bouche rit.