Track 15
El grillo
Josquin des Prez (c.1440-1521)

El grillo buon cantore
Che tiene longo verso.
Dalle beve grillo canta.
Ma non fa como gli altri uccelli
Come li han cantata un poco,
Van de fatto in altro loco
Sempre el grillo sta pur saldo,
Quando la maggior el caldo
Alhor canta sol per amore.


El grillo buon cantore
Translation

The cricket is a good singer
He can sing very long
He sings all the time.
But he isn't like the other birds.
If they've sung a little bit
They go somewhere else
The cricket remains where he is
When the heat is very fierce
Then he sings only for love.