Our friend David Alpaugh's "François Villon Cries Noel" song/video is now available for viewing on YouTube.
Not to be missed! A gorgeously produced collaboration with France's greatest medieval poet. David's brother Lewis married "our words" (David and Lewis') to one of Lewis' loveliest melodies, beautifully sung by Florida vocalist Jenny Gill. The video is worth viewing for the artwork alone which includes paintings by eleven participating contemporary artists.
You can access "Francois Villon Cries Noel" by typing the title in the YouTube search box or by simply clicking on this link: YouTube - François Villon Cries Noel
François Villon (in modern French, pronounced [fʁɑ̃swa vijɔ̃]; in fifteenth-century French, [frɑnswɛ viˈlɔn]) (c. 1431 – after 5 January 1463) was a French poet, thief, and vagabond. He is perhaps best known for his Testaments and his Ballade des Pendus, written while in prison. The question "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?", taken from the Ballade des dames du temps jadis and translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti as "Where are the snows of yesteryear?", is one of the most famous lines of translated secular poetry in the English-speaking world.
Poet David Alpaugh is author of "Counterpoint," "Heavy Lifting," and widely read and discussed essays on "The Professionalization of Poetry" and "New Math of Poetry."
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