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Nymphes des bois, déesses des fontaines

Language: Multiple Languages

Nymphes des bois, déesses des fontaines,
Chantres experts de toutes nations,
Changez voz voix tant clères et haultaines
En cris trenchans et lamentations.
Car Atropos, très terrible satrape,
A vostre Ockeghem attrapé en sa trappe.
Vrai trésorier de musique et chief d'œuvre,
Doct, élégant de corps et non point trappe.
Grant dommage est que la terre le couvre.
Acoustrez vous d'habits de deuil
Josquin, Pierson, Brumel, Compère,
Et plourez grosses larmes d'œul :
Perdu avez vostre bon père.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Cantus fìrmus :
 Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
 Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
 Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Nymphs of the woods", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-07-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:19
Line count: 18
Word count: 99

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