Lute Music of John Dowland

Lute Music of John Dowland

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Artist: Ronn McFarlane

Composer: John Dowland

Format: 1 CD


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John Dowland stands out as the most tuneful Elizabethan lute composer. Whether creating tunes for dances, variations on popular ballads or weaving a contrapuntal fantasia, his melodies lodge in the memory and resound there long after the music has stopped.

Over half of Dowland's compositions are written in dance forms—mostly pavans, galliards and almains. These pieces are written as art music, not intended to accompany dancing, though they embody the character of the physical movements of the dance. 

—Ronn McFarlane 

Track List

1. Sir John Smith's Almain
2. Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard
3. My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
4. Melancholy Galliard
5. My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe
6. Piper's Pavan
7. The Earl of Essex Galliard
8. Fantasie #1
9. Fortune My Foe
10. Lady Laiton's Almain
11. Lachrimae
12. Queen Elizabeth's Galliard
13. Tarleton's Resurrection
14. Mrs. Winter's Jump
15. Preludium
16. Dowland's Galliard
17. Go From My Window
18. Round Battle Galliard
19. What if a Day
20. The Shoemaker's Wife
21. A Fancy #5
22. Mr. Dowland's Midnight
23. Dr. Case's Pavan
24. Orlando Sleepeth
25. Lady Clifton's Spirit
26. Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens
27. The Frog Galliard
28. Mrs. White's Nothing

Total time: 61:53
Release date: August 2, 1993
UPC: 053479014825

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