Composition - - American Recorder Society
Tante que vivray
By Claudin de Sermisy (1490 - 1562)
“Tant que vivray” by Claudin de Sermisy on a poem by Clément Marot is an archetypical mid 16th c. Parisian Chanson. Songs by Sermisy and his contemporaries (including Certon and Janequin) are characterized by their directness and simplicity. They were most often homophonic, using few long melismas or contrapuntal sections. The songs were set with attention to the natural rhythm of spoken words.

This repertoire is simple, tuneful and delightful. Which is why it was very popular in its time.
-- Roy Sansom
Play-along files recorded by Roy Sansom, supported by a grant from the Recorder Artist Relief Fund.

Listen to all parts
No soprano - you play soprano
No alto - you play alto
No tenor - you play tenor
No bass - you play bass
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Very Easy
Occasion: Any
Libraries: Play-alongs
Date Added: 11/27/2020
Style: Recorded Accompaniment, Renaissance/Baroque/Classical