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Thread #31121 Message #407801
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
28-Feb-01 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Subject: RE: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
There were far better composers at King Henry VIII's court than Henry himself. Many of their songs are in BL MS Royal 58 Appendix, and some are in the first English song book (which also had the tunes), Bassus, 1530. Shall we postulate a communal origins theory? That seems to be one of the few we haven't had yet.