Composer:   Jean Mouton
Arranger:   edited by Walter Ehret
Publisher:   Theodore Presser Company
Edition:   PR.312410840
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Dennis Marzolf
Bethany College, Mankato 1992
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This early 16th century setting has the power to enliven our pulses and put some warmth in our cheeks. It is not a setting for the fainthearted; the extended contrapuntal melodies in each voice must be sung with a mature sense of linear shape and rhythmic vitality. A choir that “sings the commas” will be rewarded with a performance that is rich in sixteenth century spirit. Mouton sets the text to highlight the percussive delight of clean consonants.