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.
A D.C. editor writes about piety and society, with one eye on the past and the other on the future, and both eyes on the sovereign purposes of God.