The Frog Galliard

John Dowland

The Frog Galliard

PL23, P23

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Nobody is sure how John Dowland's Frogg Galliard earned its curious title, but it may have something to do with one of Queen Elizabeth I's suitors, the Duc d'Alençon (later, Duc d'Anjou), whom the Queen referred to as her "frog." It was one of Dowland's most popular pieces and became so well-known that some believed th... read more