Pour un plaisir (Claudin De Sermisy/ Jacques Barbier )
Sur le pont d’Avignon (Claudin De Sermisy)
Claudin de Sermisy was a great specialist of courteous songs. He wrote a variation about love misfortunes. “Pour un plaisir” was written in a Parisian style. This is an easy song enjoyed by choristers. “Sur le pont d’Avignon” is one of the shortest Claudin de Sermisy’s songs. There is nothing to do with the melody of the famous French counting rhyme. This is a wedding song composed of dialogs. It was sung during several ceremonies of the wedding night. The popular melody is sung by the tenor part. Claudin de Sermisy only set the first two verses to music.