Ayres & observations: selected poems of Thomas Campion

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Carcanet Press, Jan 1, 1976 - Music - 96 pages
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Contents

25 A Booke of Ayres 1601
7
Two Bookes of Ayres 1613?
34
Third Booke of Ayres 1617?
73
Observations in the Art of English Poesie 1602
76
Notes
90
Music for Author of light revive my dying spright from Two Bookes of Ayres
91
Music for To Musicke bent is my retyred minde from Two Bookes of Ayres
93
Index of first lines
94

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About the author (1976)

A practicing physician and musician throughout his life, Thomas Campion wrote poetry, songs, masques, and a treatise on music and poetry. His lyrics possess rare charm and freshness, as well as a melodiousness and metrical variety that reflect their musical origin. In his introduction to Campion's collected works, Walter R. Davis wrote, "Campion's pursuit of the movements of sound is recorded in that strange but subtle treatise, Observations in the Art of English Poesie (1602), and its fruits are preserved in his songbooks. He is a poet-perhaps the poet-of the auditory rather than the visual imagination. He offers us experiences that strike the ear.

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