I’ve written (more or less) a contrafactum to one of Charles V’s favourite songs, ‘Mille regretz’ (pdf), by Josquin des Prez. The words I set to the music? Essentially the first verse of Watts’s ‘Alas, and Did My Saviour Bleed?’, with a few glossing interpolations. But I need to test this out musically to see if it actually works.
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