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From: E & R Shanahan <>
Subject: Re: [ANGLO-ITALIAN] Early Italianmusicians
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 08:29:03 +1000
No I have never heard of Dante Ferrara, but then we are 12000 miles away
in Sunny Queensland! I would have thought he was a Spanish tennis player....
Re the Greensleeves tune - many people still believe that it was written
by Henry VIII - and if it is based on the Italian tune, that is probably why.
>Have you come across Dante Ferrara?
>Amazing man! Great with kids and adults ...mind you he has to leave out many
>of his songs when performing for kids!
>I believe that most English of tunes "Greensleeves" is based on a n
Italian Ground....which is IIRC the bass figure. Musicologists will know
more on that score.
>PS Pun un intended.