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A Musicall banquet of daintie conceits : Anthony Munday's 1588 miscellany with tunes / edited by Ross W. Duffin.
Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., 
1 score (xv, 94 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Songs with continuo
Duffin, Ross W.
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Munday, Anthony, 1553-1633.
Banquet of daintie conceits.
Recent researches in the music of the Renaissance ; v. 177.
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Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 0486-123X ; 177
"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.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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
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