John Danyel or John Daniel (Baptized 6 November 1564 – c. 1626) was an English lute player and songwriter. He was born in Wellow, Somerset, and was the younger brother of poet Samuel Daniel. His surviving works include "Coy Daphne Fled", about the nymph Daphne and her fate, and "Like as the lute delights".
Sample lyrics from "Like as the lute delights":
- Like as the lute delights, or else dislikes,
- As is his art that plays upon the same;
- So sounds my muse, according as she strikes
- On my heart strings, high-tuned unto her fame.
- Sadie, S. (ed.) (1980) The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, [vol. # 5].
- Free scores by John Danyel at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- Music Collection in Cambridge Digital Library which contains early copies/examples of Danyel's compositions
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