Title: English Madrigals in the Time of Shakespeare
Author: Frederick A. Cox
Publisher: J. M. Dent, 1899
Condition: Hardcover, gilt on cover and spine. Pocket size. No publishing date, but research shows it was first published in 1899. Also, an inscription on the fly page dated 1899. Gilt to top edge. Pages cut roughly and unevenly. Text clean. Foxing to title page and end papers.
About the Book:
A delightful collection of old English madrigals from the late 1500s and early 1600s.
I. Early History of the Madrigal
II. Influence of the Madrigal on the music of the time
III. Shakespeare and Other Poets: their part in the Madrigal
IV. Principal Madrigal Composers
V. Collection of Madrigals made in honour of Elizabeth
Now country sports, that seldom fades,
A garland of the spring
A prize for dancing, country maids,
With merry pipes we bring.
Then all at once for our town cries:
Pipe on, for we will have the prize.