The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

To his sweet Lute

Language: English

To his sweet Lute Apollo sung the motions of the Spheares;
The wondrous order of the Stars, whose course divides the yeares:
And all the Mysteries above;
But none of this could Midas move,
Which purchast him his Asseseares.

The Pan with his rude Pipe began the Country-wealth t'advance;
To boast of Cattle, flocks of Sheepe and Goates, on hils that dance,
With much more of this chulrlish kinde:
That quite transported Midas minde,
And held him rapt as in a trance.

This wrong the God of Musicke scorned from such a scottish Judge,
And bent his angry bow at Pan, which made the Piper trudge:
Then Midas head he did so trim,
That ev'ra age yet talkes of him
And Phoebus right revenged grudge.

Submitted by Linda Godry


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2006-12-09.
Last modified: 2016-08-28 16:02:10
Line count: 15
Word count: 125

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works