Enríquez de Valderrábano

Amy, souffrez que je vous aime


Silva de sirenas (1547), fol. 89


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Source title Segu[n]do grado. Ami sufle.
Title in contents   Ami sufle en el segundo grado
Text incipit


Category intabulation

Genre chanson

Fantasia type

Mode 5

Voices 3

Length (compases) 48


Tuning G

Courses 6

Final IV/0

Highest I/7

Lowest VI/3

Difficulty medium

Tempo medium

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Vocal notation


Intabulation of a French chanson entitled “Amy, soouffrez que je vous aime” that Valderrábano records as “Ami sufle”. The chanson appears to have been published for the first time in 1529 in Attaingnant’s Quarant et deux chansons (Paris) [RISM 1529/4] and was reprinted in several later anthologies until 1578. Its authorship is uncertain and has been attributed to several composers. The 1553 reprint by Le Roy and Ballard [1533/22, edited in C. Adams, French Chansons for Three Voices (ca. 1550) part 2, RRMR vol 37 (Madison, WI, 1982) pp. 66-67] is attributed to Guillaume Le Heurteur]. In 1578/14 it is attributed to Claudin de Sermisy, other sources attribute it to Pierre Moulu (c. 1484-c.1550). I-Fn Magl.XIX.117 has attrib. 'to Do Izagha' (Heinrich Isaac?)”. Eleven MS sources are listed in DIAMM (consulted 2/05/2017).

Song Text

Modern edition(s)

Adams, Courtney French Chansons for Three Voices (ca. 1550). Recent Researches in Music of the Renaissance, 36-37. Madison, WI: A-R Editions, 1982.

Printed source(s)

Attaingnant, Pierre. Quarante et deux chansons musicales a troys parties nouvellement et correctement imprimees. Paris: Attaingnant, 1529

Rhaw, Georg (ed). Tricinia. Tum veterum tum recentiorum in arte musica symphonistarum, latina, germanica, brabantica & gallica, ante hac typis nunquam excusa… Wittenberg: G. Rhaw, 1542.

Le Roy, Adrian and Robert Ballard (eds). Tiers libre de chansons, composées a trois parties par bons et excellents musiciens, imprimées en un volume. Paris: A. le Roy et R. Ballard, 1553.