Dowland - Lachrimae or Seven Tears

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Dowland - Lachrimae or Seven Tears

Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny (lute)

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Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares by John Dowland is one of the great masterpieces of English instrumental music. Published in London in 1604, while Dowland was in the service of the royal Danish court, and scored for five viols or violins plus lute, it comprises ‘seaven passionate pavans, with divers other pavans, galiards and almands’, twenty-one numbers in all, including the composer’s ‘signature’ work, Semper Dowland semper dolens (Always Dowland, always doleful). While Dowland is best known today for his melancholic humour (epitomised above all in his song settings... read more

Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares by John Dowland is one of the great masterpieces of English instrumental music. Published in London in 1604, while Dowland was in the service ... read more

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