John Dowland's lute songs. 45 ayres and a galliard from The third and last booke, A pilgrimes solace, and A musicall banquet, with Dowland's original tablature Third and fourth books :
by Dowland, John, 1563?-1626.
|Format:||Music Score 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
One of the few English musicians whose fame as a composer spread throughout Europe during his lifetime, John Dowland (1563--1626) was also unsurpassed in his day as a lute virtuoso. The composer of 88 lute songs, Dowland had twice applied for the position of lutenist at the court of Elizabeth I and was rejected both times -- for religious reasons, it was thought. (He had converted to Catholicism during a Protestant reign.) His talents, however, were welcomed at courts in Germany, Venice, Florence, and Denmark. Since the early 20th century, Dowland's excellence as a song writer has been well established; and many of his compositions for lute -- long shrouded in obscurity -- have become well known.
This collection of 45 songs includes all the works in his original Third Booke of Songs or Aires ; in A Pilgrime's Solace (his fourth collection); three contributions to his son Robert's A Musicall Banquet ; plus a lovely galliard -- a dance for solo guitar.
Together with Nadal's Lute Songs of John Dowland (First and Second Books) , published in 1997, this compilation completes Dover's newly edited and engraved editions of Dowland's lute songs -- a rich oeuvre sure to be studied and enjoyed by singers, guitarists, and music lovers alike.
ContentsThe third and last booke. Farewell too fair ; Time stands still ; Behold a wonder here ; Daphne was not so chaste ; Me, me, and none by me ; When Phoebus first did Daphne love ; Say love if ever thou didst find ; Flow not so fast ye fountains ; What if I never speed? ; Love stood amaz'd ; Lend your ears to my sorrow ; By a fountain where I lay ; Oh what hath overwrought ; Farewell unkind farewell. Weep you no more, sad fountains ; Fie on this feigning ; I must complain ; It was a time when silly bees could speak ; The lowest trees have tops ; What poor astronomers are they ; Come when I call
A pilgrime's solace. Disdain me still ; Sweet stay awhile ; To ask for all thy love ; Love those beams ; Shall I strive with words to move ; Were every thought an eye ; Stay time awhile thy flying. Tell me true love ; Go nightly cares ; From silent night ; Lasso vita mia ; In this trembling shadow ; If that a sinner's sighs ; Thou mighty God. When David's life ; When the poor cripple ; Where sin sore wounding ; My heart and tongue were twins ; Up merry mates ; Welcome black night ; Cease these false sports
Three ayres from A musicall banquet. Far from triumphing court ; Lady if you so spite me ; In darkness let me dwell
Galliard to Lachrimae : a lute solo from A pilgrimes solace, transcribed for guitar.
Songs with guitar.
Songs with lute.
Songs with instrumental ensemble -- Scores.
Vocal ensembles with guitar.
Vocal ensembles with lute.
Guitar music, Arranged.
|Publisher|| Mineola, N.Y. :Dover,2002
|Other Titles|| Songs or ayres,
Farre from triumphing court.
Lady if you so spight me.
In darkness let me dwell.
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Songs or ayres,
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Pilgrimes solace.
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Farre from triumphing court.
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Lady if you so spight me.
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. In darkness let me dwell.
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Galliards,
Come when I call for 2 voices and 2 lutes; Go nightly cares, From silent night, and Lasso vita mia with acc. of treble and bass viols or violin and violoncello and guitar or lute; Up merry mates, Welcome black night, and Cease these false sports for solo voice and vocal quartet or quintet and guitar or lute.
Words also printed separately as text following each song.
1 score (vi, 137 pages) : facsimiles ; 28 cm