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Early Modern Parisian Soundscapes


This section contains the texts from the Chansonnier Maurepas. In addition to the date of composition, the numbers in square brackets refer to the page numbers in the original manuscripts. The numbers in round brackets relate to the footnote numbers, added in the manuscript by the 18th-century transcriber. All original spelling and punctuation have been preserved. Click on the song tune (Sur l'Air de...) to hear the tune which would have been sung to the text. You can also hear an array of full performances under 'Performances'.