Contrafactum

Robert Lucas de Pearsall (14 marzo 1795-1856): Lay a garland, madrigale a 8 voci (1840) su testo di Beaumont & Fletcher (da The Maid’s Tragedy, 1608-11: atto II, scena 1ª) modificato da Pearsall. Ensemble Voces8.

Lay a garland on her hearse
of dismal yew.
Maidens, willow branches wear,
say she died true.
Her love was false, but she was firm
Upon her buried body lie
lightly, thou gentle earth.



Robert Lucas de Pearsall: Tu es Petrus, mottetto a 8 voci (1854): travestimento spirituale del brano precedente. Coral Reyes Bartlet.


Pearsall: Lay a garland, incipit