Dowland’s Lachrimae. John Dowland, the finest lutenist of his generation and one of England’s greatest composers, was born years ago in In he. CDH – Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares. CDH Digital booklet (PDF) · John Dowland (). Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares. The Parley. By , the famed Elizabethan lutenist John Dowland was so closely associated with his most popular composition, the ‘Lachrimae’ pavan, that he was already.

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Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Katzbichler,pp. The aim of this study, then, is to collate as much of this material as possible and present some preliminary hypotheses regarding in particular the transmission of this piece across mainland Europe.

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George Whitehead his Almand First Pub lication. There are some odd substitute chords in bar 9 and bar but these, in all likelihood, result from a scribe attempting to make corrections when copying from an exemplar in which some of the bass notes have been positioned on the wrong strings, rather than representing a genuine harmonic innovation Example 4. Including the lute tablature and an alternate harpsichord part. A number of interesting European instrumental versions also survive from the mid-seventeenth century.

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Jahrhunderts ist Lachrimae nach Genre angeordnet, d. Dowland Lachrimae Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares. The whole collection can be played as it stands by the standard five-part violin consort of the time, consisting of a single violin, three violas and bass—the arrangement preserved well into the Baroque period by the French royal orchestra, the Vingt-quatre Violons.


At the time, dance music was usually written or printed in sets of separate quarto parts, but Lachrimae is a folio volume and has the parts for each piece distributed around each side of a single opening, so that in theory they could be performed around a table from a single copy. Lachrimae is typical of the Anglo-German consort repertory in that great prominence is given to pavans.

DOWLAND Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

Semper Dowland semper dolens 9. Henry Noel his Galliard Earle of Oldenburge and Delmenhorst.

However, by the time Van den Hove added another setting to the Schele lutebook dated 16th Februaryhe had obviously experimented with other models, since the unorthodox AAiBCBiCi layout has been replaced with a more conventional AAiBBiCCi and the contrapuntal template differs somewhat. The King of Denmark’s Galliard IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.

Don’t show me this message again. This page is only for complete doqland and multiple selections from the collection here. The problem of enforced registral displacement of the bass line between bars 13 and 14 of dowlajd G minor versions the low F is not available on a six-course lute is dowlnd in A minor settings Example 2although this key requires higher hand positions throughout and generally asks more difficult stretches of the player.

Thus, of the twenty-one pieces, eleven exist as lute solos, ,achrimae under different titles: Wie so viele Tanzmusiken des The first was in the early fifteenth century when the motets, Mass movements and chansons of John Dunstable and his contemporaries became the models for subsequent developments in Flanders and Burgundy.

If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts. For instance, rhythms are often dotted in later sources especially throughout bars 11aacadential formulae slightly varied, and pitch inflections and chord voicings are occasionally the subject of minor alterations.


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The earliest sources for this setting are Dd. George Whitehead his Almand.

Although it is by no means a certainty, there is circumstantial evidence to suggest that a G minor setting preserved in a number of English manuscript sources may have originally emanated from Dowland lachriimae. However, the keyboard composers are able to exploit a contrapuntal dimension unavailable to Van den Hove and lutenist-composers in generalallowing them to make imitative interplay of paramount importance in their settings.

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Dowland Lachrimae (1604)

Indeed, the clumsy attempt at an inner voice suspension in bar 4iii-iv perhaps a misprint? Example 6 Lahrimae somewhat intriguing rubric attached to this piece seems to suggest that it is an intabulation of a lost consort setting, something which is further supported by the fact that a point of melodic imitation disappears from the texture during bars Zum ersten geschah dies Anfang des Skip to main content.

Nicht nur war seine Bewerbung als Hoflautenist gerade abgelehnt worden, er sympathisierte ebenfalls mit dem Katholizismus.

He had just been turned down for a post as a court lutenist, but he also had Catholic sympathies. Sir Henry Umpton’s Funeral