C005 Content Desir - Crecquillon, T. (PDF DOWNLOAD)


This Renaissance gem by Thomas Crecquillon is a beautiful, flowing chanson with three imitative voices. It was first printed in the 1540’s, but was recorded recently by Zephyrus Flutes (Nancy Hadden, Elizabeth Walker and Isabelle Sainte-Marie) on three Tenor D Renaissance flutes. The phrasing and dynamics in the stylish transcription (for 3 modern C flutes) echo the contrapuntal style of the original chanson.

Grading: 6+

Duration: 2'12

Composer: Crecquillon, T.

Arranger: Walker, E.

Instrumentation: Flute Trio: 3 Fls.

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