Tune of the Day: Doen Daphne
This tune and its accompanying variations are taken from Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (“The Flute's Pleasure Garden”), a collection of music for recorder by Jacob van Eyck, one of the best-known Dutch musicians of the 17th century. First published in 1644, it is the largest collection of music for a single wind instrument ever published by a single composer.
The title “Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght” is usually translated as “When Daphne, the most beautiful maiden”.
Thanks to James for suggesting this tune!