Marot set to music
In the 16th (and part of the
17th) century Marot was one of the most popular lyricists when music is
concerned. The most famous of course are his chansons: 'Languir me
fais', 'Tant que vivray', 'Jouyssance vous donneray', just to name the
top three. 16th century composers like Claudin de Sermisy, Clément
Janequin, Pierre Regnault (or Sandrin), and Pierre Certon are
immediately associated with his texts. They were not only his
contemporaries but also his closest colleagues at court. It is quite is
easy to find texts by Marot set to music (hundreds of compositions, see
the database of French Renaissance chansons, Ricercar:
just try youtube for audio/video performances. Almost at the same
level of popularity are the musical settings of his Psalm versifactions.
So I have prepared three
pages on Marot and music:
secular output [not only his chansons,
but also epigrams, rondeaux, some ballads and even (parts of)
elegies and epistles]
Psalms [and some other religiously
inspired texts, like prandial prayers].
The tiny 'Marot revival'
in the 20th century (with one 21st
century addition) - Ravel, Enescu, Rivier, Françaix.