To Alle Goode People
Bee it knowne that the renowned Musicians,
At the requeste of very manie persons, both noble and base, have lately taken sundry fyne Jewells of Musick, made all in the dayes of oure late greate Quene, Elizabeth I, such as they are wont to shewe forth at the fynest Houses in the Lande. These they have played upon seaverall true Instrumentes of Musick, as were muche used in Elizabeths daye; and have encaptured the sounde therof, by wayes alchemicall, upon a silver platter, comenly clept a Seedy. This Seedy, then, hath bene enclosed within a proper Cheste, the whiche maye nowe bee had at but smal expense.
DIABOLUS IN MUSICA,
And though they bee Muse's Jewells, made of naught but sounde, and having no substance but aire, that they may not abide; yet anie persons that have the meanes may bring them forth at theyre commaund, to shyne a good houre before them, to theyre greate delighte.
A liste of the Jewells within the Cheste :
The Firste Parte
Item. THE BUFFENS, a French Sword Dance, uppon the shawm, curtal and drum
Item, GREENSLEEVES. uppon the aIto recorder and lute
Item, THE EARL OF ESSEX HIS MEASURES, uppon the hurdy-gurdy and guitar.
Item, GRIMSTOCK, AND SELLENGER HIS ROUNDE, uppon the hurdy-gurdy and guitar.
Item, THE FRENCH LAVOLTO, uppon the crumhorn and cittern.
Item, THE BRAUNSCHWEIGER, a fyne tune new come from
Alamanye, uppon the soprano recorder and cittern.
Item, LA BELLA GIOIOSA, uppon the hummelchen and Cittern.
Item, MASTER WILL KEMP HIS JIGG, uppon the alto recorder and guitar
Item, LA CONTRAPASSO, uppon the hummelchen and guitar
Item, WATKINS ALE AND WOLSEYS WILDE, uppon the sopranino recorder and guitar
Item, SUNDRY DANCES uppon the shepherds pipes and drum
The Second Parte
Item, THE GRAND DUKE OF MILAN HIS PAVAN AND GALLIARD, uppon the shawm, curtal and violin.
Item, KYNG HENRY HIS PAVAN, uppon the hurdy gurdy and guitar.
Item, TWO BRAWLS OF FRAUNCE, CALLED HORSES AND OFFICIAL, uppon the hurdy-gurdy and guitar.
Item, MY LORDE PACKINGTON HIS POUNDE, uppon the lute.
Item, THE ITALIAN FLOWER DAUNCE, uppon the tenor recorder and lute.
Item, ALL IN A GARDEN GREENE, RUFTY TUFTY, AND GATHERING PEASCODS, three fyne countrey daunces, uppon the soprano recorder and cittern.
Item, SUNDRYE FRENCH GAVOTS, uppon the hummelchen and cittern.
Item, A RONDE CALLED MY FRIEND, uppon the shawm and curtal.
Item, THE QUARTER BRAWLS, A RONDE, AND THE KING HIS DAUNCE, uppon the hurdy-gurdy and guitar.
Friend, if you should nowe have a grete desyre for these fyne Jewells, there is twoo meanes whereby youe maie obtaine one, thus:
By Note of Hand : Sende a requeste, youre Address, and a Cheque for Eleven Pounds, to Diabolus in Musica, 21 Oakfield Avenue, Kingswinford, DY6 8HJ.
Or, if you would have it faster, Master Paypal the Reeve will take youre money forthwith and send us word with the greteste dispatch. You nede have no account with him nowadays. If you have a card bearing the cipher of Visa, Switch, Mastercard, or suchlike, he is oft wont to accept it. Lo, heere is the Button that will call him from his slumbers :
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