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John Dowland [a] — buried 20 February was an English Renaissance composerlutenistand singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep", " Come again ", " Flow my tears ", " I saw my Lady weepe " and " In darkness let me dwell ", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's early music revivalhas been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.
Very little is known of John Dowland's early life, but it is generally thought he was born in London; some sources even put his birth year as Irish historian W. Grattan Flood claimed that he was born in Dalkeynear Dublin [b] but no corroborating evidence has ever been found either for that or for Thomas Fuller 's claim that he was born in Westminster.
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However, his conversion was not publicised, and being Catholic did not prevent some other important musicians such as William Byrd from a court career. Two major influences on Dowland's music were the popular consort songs, and the dance music of the day. One of his better known works is the lute song " Flow my tears ", the first verse of which runs:.
Flow my tears, fall from your springs, Exil'd for ever let me mourn; Where night's black bird her sad infamy sings, There let me live forlorn. He later wrote what is probably his best known instrumental work, Lachrimae, or Seaven TearesFigured in Seaven Passionate Pavansa set of seven pavanes for five viols and lute, each based on the theme derived from the lute song " Flow my tears ". His pavane"Lachrymae antiquae", was also popular in the seventeenth century, and was arranged and used as a theme for variations by many composers.
Dowland's music often displays the melancholia that was so fashionable in music at that time. If music and sweet poetry agree, As they must needs, the sister and the brother, Then must the love be The Consort Of Musicke - I Saw My Lady Weepe 'twixt thee and me, Flow My Tears - Dowland* thou lovest the one, and I the other.
Dowland to thee is dear, whose heavenly touch Upon the lute doth ravish human sense; Spenser to me, whose deep conceit is such As, passing all conceit, needs no defence. Thou lovest to hear the sweet melodious sound That Phoebus' lute, the queen of music, Flow My Tears - Dowland* And I in deep delight am chiefly drown'd When as himself to singing he betakes. One god is god of both, as poets feign; One knight loves both, and both in thee remain.
Only one comprehensive monograph of Dowland's life and works is available in print. P numbers are therefore sometimes used to designate individual pieces. It contains seven solo lute pieces by Dowland. Written for the professional choir of Westminster Abbey.
Dowland in London in published his First Booke of Songes or Ayresa set of 21 lute-songs and one of the most influential Only Way Home - Keiko Matsui - A Drop Of Water in the history of the lute. Dowland published Modinha (Seresta Nº 5) - Tom Jobim* - Tom Jobim Second Booke of Songs or Ayres in The Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares was published in Dowland published a translation of the Micrologus of Andreas Ornithoparcus inoriginally printed in Leipzig in Dowland's last work A Pilgrimes Solacewas published in and seems to have been conceived more as a collection of contrapuntal music than as solo works.
Many of Dowland's works survive only in manuscript form. Dowland performed a number of espionage assignments for Sir Robert Cecil in France and Denmark; despite his high rate of pay, Dowland seems to have been only a court musician. John Dowland was married and had children, as referenced in his letter to Sir Robert Cecil. His son Robert Dowland c. Dowland's melancholic lyrics and music have often been described as his attempts to develop an "artistic persona" in spite of actually being a cheerful person,  but many of his own personal Flow My Tears - Dowland*, and the tone of bitterness in many of his comments, suggest that much of his music and his melancholy truly did come from his own personality and frustration.
One of the first 20th-century musicians who successfully helped reclaim Dowland from the history books was the singer-songwriter Frederick Keel. These free arrangements for piano and low or high voice were intended to fit the tastes and musical practices associated with art songs of the time. In The Consort Of Musicke - I Saw My Lady Weepe , Australian-born composer Percy Graingerwho also had a deep interest in music made before Bach, arranged Dowland's Now, O now I needs must part for piano.
Some years later, inGrainger wrote a work titled Bell Piece Ramble on John Dowland's 'Now, O now I needs must part'which was a version scored for voice and wind band, based on his previously mentioned transcription.
It consists of eight variations, all based on musical themes drawn from the song or its lute accompaniment, finally resolving into a guitar setting of the song itself. Dowland's music became part of the repertoire of the early music revival with lutenist Julian Bream and tenor Peter Pearsand later with Christopher Hogwood and David Munrow and the Early Music Consort in the late s and later with the Academy of Ancient Music from the early s.
Jan Akkermanguitarist of the Dutch progressive rock band Focusrecorded "Tabernakel" in though released No Strings Attached - Boston Pops Orchestra* ; Arthur Fiedler - Flute Cocktailan album of John Dowland songs and some The Consort Of Musicke - I Saw My Lady Weepe material, performed on lute.
The complete works of John Dowland were recorded by the Consort Flow My Tears - Dowland* Musickeand released on the L'Oiseau Lyre label, though they recorded some of the songs as vocal consort music; the Third Book of Songs and A Pilgrim's Solace have Flow My Tears - Dowland* to be recorded in their entirety as collections of solo songs.
Nigel North recorded Dowland's complete works for solo lute on four CDs between andon Naxos records. Elvis Costello included a recording with Fretwork and the Composers Ensemble of Dowland's " Can she excuse my wrongs " as a bonus track on the re-release of his The Juliet Letters.
In OctoberStingwho says he has been fascinated by the music of John Dowland for 25 years,  released an album featuring Dowland's songs titled Songs from the Labyrinthon Deutsche Grammophonin collaboration with Edin Karamazov on lute and archlute. They described their treatment of Dowland's work in a Great Performances appearance. Dowland most likely was suspected of this for travelling to the courts of various Catholic monarchs and accepting payment from them greater than what a Flow My Tears - Dowland* of the time would normally have received for performing.
SF writer Philip K. The Consort Of Musicke - I Saw My Lady Weepe referred to Dowland in many of his works, even using pseudonym "Jack Dowland" Mr. Mittens Groove - Virtual Riot - There Goes Your Money. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Dowland disambiguation. This article is about the English musician. When Dowland refers to himself as 'born under her Highness', I think that phrase is Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality likely to imply birth in Ireland than in England. However, the English-speaking inhabitants of Dublin, pace Diana Poulton p.
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