The Oxford Book of French Chansons

The Oxford Book of French Chansons

Book Title: The Oxford Book of French Chansons

Author: Alec Harman

Format: Sheet music | 352 pages

Publication Date: 12 Nov 1987

ISBN-13: 9780193435391

The chansons in this collection are examples of polyphonic settings of French secular verse, nearly ten thousand of which appear in printed or manuscript sources during the sixteenth century. The eighty-four pieces were chosen for their musical value; great masters as well as lesser known composers, who made significant contributions to the genre, are represented. Primarily, the chansons are for four mixed voices. A number of settings for other combinations, from two-part to seven-part, are also included. he