Jacob van Eyck

Der Fluyten Lust-hof

    Description by Roy Brewer

    Little is known of van Eyck, other than that he held the post of carillonneur at Utrecht Cathedral in the Netherlands in 1624, and in 1648, two years after the publication of Der Fluyten Lust-hof (The Flute's Pleasure Garden), was given a raise of 50 guilders by the town council because "he delighted the strollers in the [cathedral] cemetery with the sound of his little flute."

    The original edition of 150 pieces was published in two parts; its title page of which gives the contents as comprising "psalms, pavanes, Allemands, courantes, ballets, airs, etc.,...artistically presented with figurations and variations." Written for a solo instrument, the work contains, in addition to the aforementioned types, free variations of a more virtuoso character, such as an "Echo Fantasia" and six modal variations on "Enels Nachtegaltje" (The Nightingale). There are no indications of speed, phrasing, or ornamentation, but the simplicity and liveliness of these predominantly short pieces have survived the years to charm both professional and amateur players, and many selections have been edited and published in modern editions. Van Eyck's "little flute" was almost certainly a soprano recorder, and this is still the most appropriate instrument on which to play the pieces.

    These innocent inventions contrast strikingly with the complex and serious works associated with the seventeenth century Netherlands school of composers, and the thought of this humble, talented functionary moving around the quiet churchyard "delighting the strollers," his music blending with bells of the carillon, is touching and evocative.

    Parts/Movements

    1. Preludium of Voorspiel
    2. Onse Vader in Hemelryck
    3. Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght
    4. Psalm 118
    5. Malle Symen
    6. Psalm 140 afte tien Geboden
    7. Aerdigh Martyntje
    8. Pavaen Lachrymae
    9. Lavignone
    10. Rosemont
    11. Courante, of Ach treurt myn bedroefde (schapen)
    12. d'Lof-zangh Marie
    13. Frans Ballet
    14. Stil, stil een reys
    15. Fantasia & Echo
    16. Geswinde Bode van de Min
    17. Onan of Tanneken
    18. Psalm 68
    19. l'Amie Cillae
    20. Bravade
    21. Psalm 103
    22. Van Goosen
    23. Si vous me voules guerir
    24. Courante
    25. Ghy Ridders in het prachtigh Romen
    26. Ballette Gravesand
    27. Engels Nachtegaeltje
    28. Ach Moorderesse
    29. Lanterlu
    30. Philis schoone Harderinne
    31. Vande Lombart
    32. Comagain
    33. Courant
    34. Tweede Daphne
    35. Amarilli mia Bella
    36. Lus de mi alma
    37. Engels Lied
    38. Philis quam Philander tegen
    39. Al hebben de Princen haren (wensch)
    40. Tweede Rosemond
    41. De zoete Zoomer tyden
    42. Wilhelmus van Nassouwen
    43. Meysje wilje by myn slapen
    44. Courante Mars
    45. Batali (Battle)
    46. Schoonste Herderinne
    47. Rosemond die lagh gedoocken
    48. Ballette Bronckhorst
    49. Wat zal men op den Avond doen
    50. Sarabanda
    51. Repicavan
    52. Janneman en Alemoer
    53. O Heyligh Zaligh Bethlehem
    54. Tweede Courante Mars
    55. Tweede Lavignione
    56. Pavane Lacryme
    57. Een Schots Lietjen
    58. Derde, Doen Daphne
    59. Amarilliken doet myn williken
    60. Eerste Carileen
    61. Tweede Carileen
    62. Stemme nova
    63. Stemme nova 2
    64. Derde Carileen
    65. Amarilli mia bella
    66. Courante Madamme de la moutaine
    67. O slaep, o zoete slaep
    68. Gabrielle Maditelle
    69. Een Spaense Voys
    70. Een Courant
    71. Bien heureus
    72. Vierde Carileen
    73. Een Frans Air
    74. Kits Almande
    75. Schasamisie vous re veille
    76. Prins Robberts Masco
    77. Waeckt op Israƫl
    78. Philis schoon Herderinne, met 2
    79. Engels Liedt, met 2
    80. More palatino, met 2
    81. Amarilli mia bella, met 2
    82. Prins Robberts Masco, met 2
    83. Princesse hier koom ick by nacht
    84. Wel Jan &c.
    85. Psalm 150
    86. Preludium
    87. Phantasia
    88. Psalm 1
    89. Silvester inde Morgenstont
    90. Almande Verryt
    91. Psalm 9
    92. La Bergere
    93. France air
    94. Princes roaeyle
    95. Psalm 33
    96. Philis en son bel Atente
    97. Ho ho op myn brack en winden, &c.
    98. Postillon
    99. Na dien u Godlyckheyt
    100. Onder de Linde groene
    101. Bockxvoetje
    102. Psalm 119
    103. En fin l'Amour
    104. Lossy
    105. Boffons
    106. Psalm 133
    107. De lustelycke Mey
    108. Excusemoy
    109. Verdwaelde Koningin(ne)
    110. Malle Symen
    111. Blydschap van myn vliedt
    112. Den Nachtegael
    113. Balet, of Vluchste Nimphje vande Jaght
    114. Janneman en Alemoer
    115. 2. Ballet, of Ay Harder hoort
    116. Een Kindeken is ons gebooren
    117. 2. Courant, of Harte diefje waerom zoo stil
    118. Courante 1
    119. 3. Ballet
    120. Wel op, wel op, ick gae ter jaght
    121. 4. Ballet
    122. Lanterlu
    123. Psalm 15
    124. Laura
    125. Puer nobis nascitur
    126. Psalm 116
    127. Questa dolce sirena
    128. Ballet de Grevelinge
    129. Almande prime roses
    130. Lavolette
    131. De eerste licke-pot
    132. De tweede licke-pot
    133. Ick plach wel in den tydt voor dezen
    134. Een Frans Air (Pour moy)
    135. Orainge
    136. Sarabande
    137. Beginnende door reden ons gegeven
    138. Stemme nova
    139. Bocxvoetje
    140. Fantasia
    141. Psalm 101
    142. De France Courant
    143. Psalm 134

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    1999 BIS 775/780