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Absalon fili mi

4vv; also attributed to Josquin
author of text
conflation of 2 Samuel 18: 33, Job 7: 16 & Genesis 37: 35

Absalon fili mi, a meditation on David’s lament, is perhaps Josquin’s best known work and has been long held to be a classic example of his mature style. Its authorship, however, is now uncertain, and Joshua Rifkin has proposed Pierre de la Rue (c.1460-1518) as a possible composer.

from notes by David Skinner © 1998

Absalon fili mi, méditation sur Les Lamentations de David, est peut-être l’oeuvre la plus connue de Josquin et a longtemps été considérée comme un exemple classique du style de sa maturité. Le doute subsiste, cependant, quant à son auteur, qui pourrait être Pierre de la Rue (c.1460-1518), comme l’a suggéré Joshua Rifkin.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Skinner © 1998
Français: Myrna Brasey

Absalon fili mi, eine Meditation auf die Klage Davids, ist vielleicht das bekannteste Werk Josquins und wurde lange Zeit als ein klassisches Beispiel seines reifen Stils gehandelt. Die Autorenschaft ist mittlerweile jedoch strittig, und Joshua Rifkin führt Pierre de la Rue (ca. 1460-1518) als möglichen Verfasser ins Feld.

aus dem Begleittext von David Skinner © 1998
Deutsch: Matthias Lehmann

Absalon fili mi, meditazione sul lamento di Davide, è forse il lavoro più conosciuto di Josquin e lo si è ritenuto a lungo un classico esempio del suo stile maturo. La sua paternità, comunque, è ora incerta e Joshua Rifkin ha proposto come possibile autore Pierre De La Rue (1460ca. - 1518).

David Skinner © 1998
Italiano: Bruno Meini


Hyperion sampler - November 2021 Vol. 1
HYP202111ADownload-only sampler Available Friday 29 October 2021
Josquin's legacy
CDA68379 Available Friday 29 October 2021
The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford
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Track 11 on CDA68379 [4'32] Available Friday 29 October 2021
Track 3 on HYP202111A [4'32] Download-only sampler Available Friday 29 October 2021
Track 3 on CDGIM998 [3'45]

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