John Danyel

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John Danyel or John Daniel (Baptized 6 November 1564 – c. 1626) was an English lute player and songwriter. He was born in Wellow, Somerset, and was the younger brother of poet Samuel Daniel. His surviving works include "Coy Daphne Fled", about the nymph Daphne and her fate, and "Like as the lute delights".

Sample lyrics from "Like as the lute delights":

Like as the lute delights, or else dislikes,
As is his art that plays upon the same;
So sounds my muse, according as she strikes
On my heart strings, high-tuned unto her fame.

Daniel held some offices at court, and was the author of Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice (1606). He was the brother of the poet Samuel Daniel.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 Faire, Sweet & Cruell: Elizabethan Songs Christina Högman, Jakob Lindberg 1
1985 English Lute Duets Jakob Lindberg, Paul O'Dette 1
1988 English Ayres & Duets Camerata of London 1
2006 Musique and Sweet Poetrie: Jewels from Europe around 1600 Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg 1
A Noble Noyse of Musicke Various Artists 1
Awake, Sweet Love... (The King's Consort feat. contra-tenor: James Bowman) Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Elizabethan Songs: The Lady Musick Compilation Emma Kirkby 1
The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume 1: Folk Songs and Ballads Compilation Alfred Deller & The Deller Consort 1

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