Sheet Music: Adieu, m'amour et ma maistresse

TitleAdieu, m'amour et ma maistresse
Alternate titlesAdieu, m'amour et ma maîtresse
ComposerGilles Binchois (?–1460)
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyB-flat major
Time signature6/4
Tempo46 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-04-20
Last updated2011-04-20
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Wednesday 20 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Adieu, m'amour et ma maistresse

by Gilles Binchois, arranged for flute trio

The theme of lovers parting recurs as a trope in fifteenth-century song. Both Guillaume Dufay and Gilles Binchois, two of the most important Franco-Flemish composers of the early Renaissance, composed popular laments that began with the tearful line “Farewell, my love”. Today we present Binchois's “Adieu m'amour et ma maîtresse”, which was originally composed for three high male voices.