Sheet Music: Doen Daphne

TitleDoen Daphne
from Der Fluyten Lust-Hof
Alternate titlesDoen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght
ComposerJacob van Eyck (1590–1657)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time5:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2022-03-22
Last updated2022-03-22
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Tuesday 22 March 2022

Tune of the Day: Doen Daphne

by Jacob van Eyck

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!

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