Jay pris amours II (Japart, Jean)

Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Agarvin (2017/8/28)

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Editor Allen Garvin (b. 1969)
Publisher. Info. Allen Garvin, 2017
Misc. Notes For anyone interested in the original cantus as written, I've left it in the source file, commented out.
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General Information

Work Title Jay pris amours II
Alternative. Title
Composer Japart, Jean
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJJ 3
Key D Dorian mode
First Publication. 1502 in Canti B (no.34)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4 voices

Misc. Comments

  • This setting of Jay pris amours from Canti B bears the canonic instruction over the cantus, fit aries piscis in licanospathon, indicating cryptically it should be played from end to beginning in retrograde, transposed down a 12th. An interesting fact is the melody, if not changed according to the instruction, does actually play the tune to the popular chanson, but as written does not fit into harmony with the other pieces at all.
  • According to Grove Music, most of the contents of the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton are chansons, and although most of them (including this one) do not have text, the text would have either been known to the people of the time, or available elsewhere. There are a few pieces that may have been instrumental in origin. However, Grove Music lists this as a vocal work (though stops short of calling it a chanson), and RISM lists it as vocal. Accordingly, this has been tagged as a song. The language is assumed to be French.