Claude Le Jeune

Revecy venir du printans

    Description by Donato Mancini

    The title translates as "behold the return of spring," and it is by far the most carefree piece in this folio of unbelievably poignant songs. The verses are full of lovely figurations around longer notes, and draw you in with a sense of irresistible affection. This is some of the purest vocal music pleasure you'll ever taste. The voices are made to sound so uncluttered and clear by the melodic writing, that to even hear the pronunciation of the old French, which sounds like Quebecois, is a sharp delight.

    Revecy, as with the rest of Le Printans, is arranged in verse/chorus dialectic, just like present-day pop songs. The chorus of Revecy has the effect of an aphorism that wickedly sums up, in all too few words, everything that the long, flowing tunes of the verse were (merely) merrily dancing around.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2016 2L 2L128SABD
    2010 MSR Classics 1304
    2009 Summit Records 516
    2008 Virgin / Virgin Classics 724348207623
    2004 ATMA Classique 22258
    2000 Centaur Records 2455
    1996 Sony Music Distribution 68259
    1995 RCA 68108
    1995 Capstone Records 8614
    1994 BIS 223
    1991 Vanguard 71254
    1990 Bayer Records 100028
    Arion 68316
    W.W. Norton 3099
    Norton 10608
    Eufoda 1122