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Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Apr-12 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: Origin: High Germany
I agree with your point, Jonathan, but would also add that IMO this is because many of the printed songs were coming down from the theatres and pleasure garden compositions or at least in imitation of them. This includes the Phoebes and Corydons and description of bright Phoebus, and all of those flowery hunting songs, idealised pastoral songs like The Sweet Nightingale.