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Fors seulement is a French chanson, popular as a basis for variations and as a cantus firmus. An early version is attributed to Ockeghem - this is sometimes called Fors seulement l'attente to distinguish it from his similarly titled Fors seulement contre.
Except in waiting for death
Versions and settings
- George H Black (2003). Matthaeus Pipelare’s Fors Seulement (II) Chanson and its Related Motet and Mass Performance Editions and Commentary. DMA thesis. Louisiana State Univ. (online, PDF, 3,13 MB)
- Text at recmusic.org
- A full translation to a slightly different version of the French text is to be found in Appendix A of Black (2003) pp. 309 f.
- Black (2003), pp. 48; 65.
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