MeF 505PDF - Claudin de Semisy : Ceux de Picardie - easy and lively Renaissance song.
This earthy and joyful drinking song is very simple and easy to remember. Halfway between Renaissance and Middle Ages music, it celebrates the ability of Piacrds (and soldiers in particular) to "hold" the bottle.
This traditional text has been the subject of many musical versions or harmonization, including that famous by Francis Poulenc.
The superb polyphony, for 4 mixed voices choir, by Claudin de Sermisy is a very active dialogue between the voices.