Further adventures in "finding all my favourite pieces* of early music in facsimile".
*That's a long list. Perhaps most of them. This could take a while.
Finding Mille Regretz
Mille Regretz is perhaps my favourite piece by Josquin des Pres (or perhaps not by Josquin - it's up for debate).
Finding it was pretty easy:
- IMSLP, search for "Mille Regretz Josquin".
- See "First publication: 1549 in L’unziesme livre des chansons"
- Click through, get to "L'unziesme livre de chansons", published by Tielman Susato in Antwerp in 1549.
- Two versions to choose from!
Most of the piece is as I expect (having learned it from the Big Lochac Snogbook).
There are a few differences in the words. Some are just spelling - 'habandonner' for 'abandonner'. One is a little more significant: the final line I learned was "Quon me verra brief mes jours definer"; the Susato edition has "Quon me verra en brief mes jours finer".
There are colour photographs here. Not so good for printing, but much better for reading.