Samuel Akeroyde

Music of Yesterday

Samuel Akeroyde was a native of Yorkshire, was a very popular and prolific composer of songs in the latter part of the 17th century.

Many of his compositions are contained in the following collections of the period: ‘D’Urfey’s Third Collection of Songs’ 1685; ‘The Theatre of Musick’, 1685-87; ‘Vinculum Societatis’, 1687; ‘Comes Amoris’, 1687-94; ‘The Banquet of Musick’, 1688; ‘Thesaurus Musicus’, 1693-96; and in The Gentleman’s Journal, 1692-94.

He was also a contributor to the Third Part of D’Urfey’s ‘Don Quixote’, 1696.

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