Sad we cannot now flesh out in greater detail the personality behind this fine music. It would be good to know more about a musician considered in his time second only to the great Byrd, as we discover from Robert Dow’s conceit:
Ut lucem solis sequitur lux proximae lunae
Sic tu post Birdum Munde secunde venis.
As the light of the moon follows close on the sun
So you after Byrd, Mundy, next do come.
from notes by Nicolas Robertson © 1989
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