A Musicall banquet of daintie conceits : Anthony Munday's 1588 miscellany with tunes / edited by Ross W. Duffin.

Musical score
  • Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2023]
  • ©2023
1 score (xv, 94 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm.


Library of Congress genre(s)
  • Recent researches in the music of the Renaissance ; v. 177. [More in this series]
  • Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 0486-123X ; 177
Summary note
"In 1588 Anthony Munday published A Banquet of Daintie Conceits, containing twenty-two new moral poems in various verse forms. Ranked with the best comic playwrights of his day, including Shakespeare, he was also a travel-writer, religious spy, actor, translator, royal messenger, deviser of civic entertainments, and historian. Munday confessed that he was not knowledgeable in music, yet he named a tune for singing each poem. Intriguingly, unlike typical broadside ballad tunes, most of Munday's tunes are dances, and of the twenty-two named, fourteen are known from solo instrumental arrangements. Despite that survival, despite the poet's fame, and despite an 1812 edition of the poems from the unique extant copy, this is the first attempt to set Munday's Banquet lyrics to their respective music. Poems with unidentified melodies are set to period tunes that fit their versifications, making all the lyrics singable for the first time in over 400 years"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • When I behold the rechles race of youth
  • What state so sure, but time subuarts?
  • When fond desire, had drawne my mind to Loue
  • A Diew my former pleasure
  • List a while faire Ladies
  • When I sometime begin to thinke vpon
  • Merchaunt of great riches dwelt
  • Such men as betake them to pleasure and ease
  • Softe fire makes sweete Mault, they say
  • Two freends that had a stocke of Corne
  • Statelie Pine, whose braunches spreade so faire
  • As Iesus went to Galilee
  • O What a thing of strength is wine?
  • If Wine be strong, what strength haue men
  • It neither is the mightie King
  • You youthfull heads, whose climing mindes
  • It chaunced on a time, that a lewde Theefe
  • Certaine yong man, as I reade
  • Well this man for refuge tooke
  • Who list to see a patterne of abuse
  • Farewell sweet Fancie
  • It was my chaunce to walke abroade
  • Appendix of related images.
Other title(s)
Anthony Munday's 1588 miscellany with tunes
  • 9781987208504 ((paperback))
  • 1987208501 ((paperback))
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  • 9781987208504
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