My Mouth Smiles - My Thoughts Weep

Monday, May 10th 2021 - 7:30pm
Price: 150,- / 50,- (U25/Pens)
Arranged by: Ars Nova Copenhagen

Ars Nova presents Franco-Flemish vokal music fra the Renaissance with the text Ma bouche rit as the cornerstone. 

My lips are smiling but my thoughts are crying
My eye is happy but my heart curses the hour
When it gained the good which chased away well-being
And the pleasure which pursues me to death
With no consolation to help or come to my aid.

Ah, perverse, false, lying heart,
Tell me how you dared dream
Of going back on what you promised. 
Since on this point you wish to take revenge
Think rather of shortening my life --
I cannot live in the condition where you've put me.

Your pity perhaps wishes me to die,
But your harshness wishes me to remain alive,
So alive I die and living I pass away.
But to conceal the pain which never passes
And to cover the grief under which I labour,

My lips are smiling but my thoughts are crying


Johannes Ockeghem (1410-1497) Salve Regina  
  Ma bouche rit  
  J’en ay dueil 
Pierre de la Rue (1452-1518) Je  ne dit mot
  Plorer gemier / Requiem
  Absalon fili mi 
Jacob Obrecht (1457-1505) Ma bouche rit
Anon Ma bouche rit
Antoine Busnois (1430-1492) In Hydraulis
Pierre de la Rue Ma bouche rit
Josquin des Prez (1450-1521) Nymphes des bois