I came across If music be the food of love
in Twice 44 Sociable Songs
whilst looking for material to perform with Dr. Rosteck
. It was inspired by the famous opening lines of Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night" and were transformed into a two verse lyrical poem by Colonel Henry Heveningham and set to music by Henry Purcell
in the 1690s. We may of rehearsed it a few times but we never performed it in public.