John Christopher Smith, Song in ye Tempest [song]

Scope and Content

"Song in ye Tempest". Incipit: "Life resembles April weather". A song with this opening text appeared in J. C. Smith's The Tempest (1756). Another version at 442/39l/57.

No match was found in the British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957); Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940); David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997); Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (London: K. G. Saur, 1981); or Ben Ross Schneider, Index to the London Stage 1660-1800 (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979).

Key: A

Tempo: C

Medium: S, bc