Premier livre des chansons a quatre parties.


Collection of chansons in four parts (SATB).


Standardised TitlePremier livre des chansons a quatre parties.
Transcribed TitlePREMIER LIVRE DES / CHANSONS A QVATRE PAR- / TIES NOVVELLEMENT COMPOSEZ ET MISES EN / Musicque, Conuenables tant aux instrumentz / comme ala Voix.
ImprintImprime à Louain par Pierre Phalese libraire iure. Lan M. D. LVIII. / Auec grace & Preuilege.
FormatCopy at K.3.a.14.(1.). Superius (16 leaves), contratenor (16 leaves), tenor (16 leaves), bassus (16 leaves); original pagination: superius: [1-2] I-XXIII, XXII, XXV-XXX, contratenor: [1-2] I-XXII, XXIIII, XXIIII-XXVI, XII, XXVIII-XXX, tenor: [1-2] I-II [3] IIII-XXX, basssus: [1-2] I-XII, XIIII, XIIII-XXX; paper dimensions: 152 x 206 mm.
PlaceLouvain, Belgium
SubjectPolyphonic chansons
TypePrinted music

British Library K.3.a.14.(1.).  Description of source in British Library catalogue

Related Resource

Henri Vanhulst, Catalogue des éditions de musique publiées à Louvain par Pierre Phalèse et ses fils 1545–1578 (Brussels: Palais des Académis, 1990), no. 55.

John Milsom, ‘The Nonsuch Music Library’, in Chris Banks, Arthur Searle and Malcolm Turner (eds.), Sundry Sorts of Music Books: Essays on The British Library Collections, Presented to O. W. Neighbour on his 70th Birthday (London, 1993), 146-82, no. 27.


RISM B/I, 155810

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‘Trias in monade’ appears in the superius part book only (and not in the table of contents). It is an extract from the Agnus Dei of Josquin Desprez’s mass Hercules dux Ferrariae, but without the text, and transposed.

With a table of contents in each part book (except the superius).  

Cover has a woodcut of Melpomene surrounded by the text: "Comme L’escarboncle estant / en Or enclin Ainsi Musicque / est en conuiue de Vin Eccle. xxxij."  

New edition of RISM B/I, 155422.

Copy at K.3.a.14.(1.). From the Lumley library. The names ‘Arundel’ and ‘Lumley’ are written on the title page of each part book.

Indexed names

Josquin, des Prez, d. 1521, composer.  
Crecquillon, Thomas, d. 1557?, composer.  
Louys, Jean, ca. 1530-1563, composer.  
De Latre, Petit Jean, ca. 1510-1569, composer.  
Vaet, Jacobus, ca. 1529-1567, composer.  
Waelrant, Hubert, 1516 or 17-1595, composer.  
Baston, Josquin, fl. 1542-1563, composer.  
Morel, Clément, composer.  
Crespel, Jean, 16th cent., composer.  
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555, composer.  
Pathié, Rogier, composer.  
Gallus, Joannes, 16th cent., composer.  
Buus, Giacques, d. 1565, composer.  
Phalèse, Pierre, b. ca. 1510, printer.  
Arundel, Henry Fitz Alan, Earl of, 1512-1580, former owner.  
Lumley, John Lumley, Baron, 1534?-1609, former owner.

Table of Contents

Trias in monade ad sex vocum deductionem lodoci Pratansis: hic in epidiapent. ille in subdiatessa. / [Josquin, des Prez] -- Cessez mes yeulx de ta[n]t vous torme[n]ter / Crequillon -- Cessez mes yeulx la coustume debuoir (Headed in all partbooks: Response) / Jan loys -- Donnes secours ma doulce amye / Petit Jan de Latre -- Se salamandre en fla[m]me vit cest peu / Crequillon -- Sans vous ne puis et sans vous je ne veulx / Jacques Vaet -- Aussy bie[n] aux folz co[mm]e aux saiges / Vuaelrant -- Dung seul regard mort & toy ont puissance de mectre fin / Crecquillon -- Ung souvenir en fermete constante jamais de moy / Baston -- Si vous avez mal a la teste / Vuelrant -- Ung souvenir en fermete constante jamais de moy / Crecquillon -- Vivons vivons joyeusement, sans plus gra[n]d soulcy daulte chose / morel -- Fille qui prend facieulx mary / Crespel -- En attendant damour la jouyssance / Crequillon -- En attendant vous perdez vostre peine (Response) / Crequillon -- Garchon de villaige, qui se vouloit marier / Clemens non Papa -- Le patient & la patiente passion tousiours les tormente / Crequillon -- Quand me souvient de ma triste fortune / Crequillon -- Ung triste ceur, re[m]ply de fantasie (Response) / Crequillon -- Puis quai[n]si est que par ung faulx rapport / Clemens non papa -- Venes mes serfs & bacchus adorons / Clemens non papa -- Vivray je tousiours en telle paine / Petit Jan de Latre -- Sans plourer & gemir, vous diray mo[n] plaisir (Response) / Petit Jan de Latre --  Cesses mon yeul de la plus regarder / Rogier -- Cest a grand tort quo[n] dict que le penser / Crequillon -- Si nattempres ces yeulx ou mon ceur ard / Crequillon -- Misericorde au martir amoureulx / Clemens non papa -- Adieu lespoir ou mo[n] ceur aspiroit / Crequillon -- Humble & leal vers madame seray / Gallus -- Puis que voulez qu je vous laisse / Clemens non papa -- Pas autre nauray que sa seulle personne / Buys.


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