Edited by Geoffrey Bush
This is a representative collection of solo songs by a seminal figure in the English Musical Renaissance. 36 items selected from the English Lyrics show a fine sense of word setting and poetic subtlety, with texts by Sir Philip Sidney, Shelley, Scott, Lovelace, Beddoes, Byron, Keats, Sir John Suckling, Julian Sturgis, Beaumont and Fletcher, Meredith, Haywood, Herrick, Thomas Lodge and Rossetti. The four Shakespeare Sonnets are also included.
First published in 1982.