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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 324. Wednesday, 18 November 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	Thomas G. Bishop <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 18 Nov 92 11:49:24 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
(2)	From: 	Jim Harner <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 18 Nov 1992 12:03:29 -0600 (CST)
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
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Date: 		Wednesday, 18 Nov 92 11:49:24 -0500
Subject: 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
Comment: 	Re: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
I believe Frederick Sternfeld published a book of settings for all the songs
in the plays edited from MS and early printed sources. None is exactly
contemporary with Shakespeare, but some are quite early as I recall.
"When that I was" has a tune dating from, again from memory, the early
eighteenth century which was supposed to be much older. It is often used,
though the BBC tape used another. A tune called "O mistress Mine" is extant
in a consort arrangement by Thomas Morley, but whether it was used in
"12th Night" or not is uncertain: it's not an uncommon Incipit for a ballad.
All this is off the top of my head, I warn you, but Sternfield
should have some answers.
 
>Can anyone suggest sources for music for the sings in TWELFTH NIGHT?
>I'd appreciate any info, and thanks in advance.
>
>Steve Schrum
>Penn State Hazleton
 
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Tom Bishop
Dept of English
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106.  (
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From: 		Jim Harner <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 18 Nov 1992 12:03:29 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
Comment: 	RE: SHK 3.0323  Q: Songs from *12th Night*
 
Try Andrew Charlton, +Music in the Plays of Shakespeare: A Practicum=.
New York: Garland, 1991.
 
		Jim Harner
		World Shakespeare Bibliography
 

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