These sections include works by The Anacreontic
Song composer John Stafford Smith (1750-1836), drinking and fraternal parodies of the song, early American political parodies of the song, and other American patriotic songs like William Billings's Chester and Joseph Hopkinson's Hail Columbia, which served as the country's de facto national anthem throughout the nineteenth century.
In contrast, "Hasta cuando, Gerarda" reads as Anacreontic
in form but certainly not content; it is a sober warning to her dear friend of the heartache that comes from squandering one's intellect and wit on frivolity, vanity, and love.
Actually, the melody was composed by John Stafford Smith, a London-based church musician who was hired to compose a song for the Anacreontic
Society, a group described in the liner notes as "an all-male music and supper club.
drinking songs in Irish Melodies include "Come, Send Round the Wine" (234), "One Bumper at Parting" (245), and "The Wine Cup is Circling" (270), which share the common theme of drinking as a release from normative life.
As Ronsard writes in his liminary for Belleau's volume of Anacreontic
odes: "Et pour venir a cest heur, ou malheur, combien depuis vingt ans avez vous veu de livres avortez en naissant, 'Plustost ensevelis sous les flanes de la tene, / Que jouir, bienheureux, des beaux rayons du jour?
39) And, as Joshua Scodel has demonstrated, English lyric poetry by Ben Jonson and others draws on Anacreontic
and Horatian traditions to celebrate "drinking as a source of poetic inspiration," figuring the poet as "inspired drinker.
Whether when Browning created the fair copy of the ten Anacreontic
translations he was aware that the seventh poem was an earlier version of a revised translation that he had placed or would place in his wife's Last Poems, we just cannot say.
3) Taking its name from Samuel Daniel's Delia (1592), this structure is exhibited in a number of English sonnet sequences including Shakespeare's, and consists of the sonnet sequence proper, Anacreontic
verse (verse on lighter or mythological themes), and a complaint (a narrative poem, often written in the first person).
It contains the anacreontic
message that although we may enjoy wine in the moonlight, both wine and moonlight will outlast us.
The Society concerts began in 1766 as a subscription concert series and a glee club for both dilettantes and music professionals, like the Anacreontic
or Catch Clubs of London.
These features encourage a principally trochaic rhythm enlivened with the Anacreontic
rhythm seen in many measured sources of mediaeval and later music, and already noted in relation to CSM 213.
17 The Anacreontic
Song, sung by a club of London musicians in th 18th century, lent its melody to which far more famous song?