"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sunday Reflection

"Arrival to the Oxford market": Anonymous (XIII century)


  1. Lovely! I know this piece as 'Kemp's Jig', from the man who played is as he danced from Lincoln to London - I didn't realise it was 13th century; it sounds very 'Tudor-robust' to me!

    Whatever it is, it was a delight to hear it again - it used to be a favourite of an old medieval-music band named Gryphon or Griffin - I'm not certain of the spelling.

    Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your week-end!


  2. We only have the word of the uploader that it's 13thC, Opsimath, so you could well be right. Jolly, toe-tapping and evocative - just the thing for a Sunday morning :-)

  3. Such a jolly tune,you can`t help but move your feet.


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