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"Slow, slow fresh fount"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0348  Tuesday, 22 February 2005

[1]     From:   Matthew Steggle <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Feb 2005 14:20:16 -0000
        Subj:   "Slow, slow fresh fount"

[2]     From:   David Lindley <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Feb 2005 15:00:32 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0335 "slow, slow fresh fount"

[3]     From:   Nancy Charlton <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Feb 2005 23:22:59 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0335 "slow, slow fresh fount"


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From:           Matthew Steggle <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Feb 2005 14:20:16 -0000
Subject:        "Slow, slow fresh fount"

Don't know about recordings or downloadable versions, but there's a
musical setting of this song in Henry Youll's _Canzonets for Three
Voices_ (1608).  See Mary Chan, _Music in the Theatre of  Ben Jonson_
(1980) for more details.

All the best,
Matt

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From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Feb 2005 15:00:32 -0000
Subject: 16.0335 "slow, slow fresh fount"
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0335 "slow, slow fresh fount"

There is a three-part setting by on Henry Youll, published in 1608 - but
it is generally assumed that this was not the setting used in the first
performance.  See Mary Chan, Music in the Theatre of Ben Jonson (Oxford,
1980), where it is printed and discussed pp. 49-54.

David Lindley

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From:           Nancy Charlton <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Feb 2005 23:22:59 -0800
Subject: 16.0335 "slow, slow fresh fount"
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0335 "slow, slow fresh fount"

Harry Rusche asks:

 >A quick question: is there a musical setting for "slow, slow, fresh
 >fount" from "Cynthia's Revels"?  If so, does anyone know where I might
 >download an audio performance of the song?  You can answer me personally
 >if you wish.  Thanks.

I'm glad this came in on a holiday, because there's nothing I like more
than an excuse to browse through the labyrinth of Elizabethan song,
chanting as I go.

This web site, the Lied and Art Songs Text Page, lists two settings, one
by 18th century composer William Horsley, the other by 19th c. composer
Roger Quilter:

http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=8963

I also looked at Luminarium, hoping there might be a synth'ed setting on
the Jonson page, but alas, that page features a setting of The Three Ravens.

Nancy Charlton

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