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Dowland - The Complete Solo Lute Music

Composer John Dowland
Performer Jakob Lindberg
Catalogue Number BIS-1724 SACD
EAN 7318599917245
Format SACD Single layer
Release date Aug 2008
Total time 255'44


More than 4 hours of music on 1 SACD!
(Please note: This single layer stereo SACD can only be played back on an SACD player)

"This is most definitely one place where you can learn to appreciate the subtleties of Dowland’s art, as well as much about those 16th century sensibilities and humours... a joy and feast for the ears." Music Web International

This pioneering recording, which was first released in 1995 as a set of four conventional CDs, contains the complete solo lute pieces ascribed to John Dowland. As opposed to the composer’s lute songs and instrumental dances, which Dowland himself carefully prepared for publication, his lute solos have survived in much less reliable versions. Jakob Lindberg, student and successor of Dowland specialist Diana Poulton as lute professor at the Royal College of Music in London, brought all of his expertise to bear in preparing the scores and choosing among variant versions for his recordings, and also wrote the informative liner notes included in this edition.

Dowland’s solo lute music is extraordinarily varied and ranges from light frivolous pieces to profound works expressing the darkest melancholy. It is characterized by an uncommon tunefulness and many of the pieces were given texts to become lute songs, one example being his famous pavan Lachrimæ which he also published as the song Flow my teares. This also applies to several of the many galliards – a genre which also shows a wonderful diversity: extrovert dances inspired by 16th-century ‘battle pieces’ but also sublime, introvert and sweet-sounding pieces such as the Melancholy Galliard. In order to perform these 92 pieces, Dowland’s testament to lutenists, Jakob Lindberg uses three different instruments, first and foremost an 8-course lute but also a 10-course lute and an 8-course orpharion.
 
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  John Dowland
  From Robert Dowland, Varietie of Lute Lessons, London 1610 25'12
01 The Most Sacred Queen Elisabeth, Her Galliard (41) 1'10
02 The Right Honourable Earl of Essex, His Galliard (42a) 1'47
03 The Right Honourable The Lady Clifton´s Spirit (45) 1'44
04 Sir John Smith, His Almain (47) 2'27
05 Sir John Langton´s Pavan (14a) 5'08
06 The Most High and Mighty Christianus the Fourth, King of Denmark, His Galliard (40) 2'47
07 The Right Honourable Ferdinando Earl of Derby, His Galliard (44a) 2'22
08 Sir Henry Guilforde, His Almain 2'04
09 The Right Honourable The Lady Rich, Her Galliard (43a) 1'37
10 A Fantasie (1a) 4'06
 
  From Robert Dowland, A Musicall Banquet, London 1610
11 The Right Honourable The Lord Viscount Lisle, His Galliard (38) 2'24
 
  From Cambridge University Library, Ms.Dd.5.78.3 33'06
12 A Piece Without Title (51) 1'34
13 The Lady Russell´s Pavan (17) 4'30
14 Mr. Knight´s Galliard (36) 2'02
15 A Pavan (16) 4'45
16 Sir John Souch´s Galliard (26) 2'01
17 Giles Hobie´s Galliard (29) 1'51
18 Farewell (31) 5'11
19 A Galliard (27) 2'32
20 Lady Hunsdon´s Puffe (54) 1'21
21 A Galliard (on a galliard by Daniel Bacheler) (28) 2'26
22 Lachrimae (15) 4'53
 
  From John Dowland, A Pilgrimes Solace, London 1612brary, Ms.Dd.5.78.3
23 Galliard to Lachrimae (46) 2'52
 
  From Cambridge University Library, Ms.Dd.9.33 51'53
24 Forlorn Hope Fancy (2) 3'27
25 Walsingham (67) 3'57
26 Mrs. Vaux Galliard (32) 2'18
27 Mrs. Vaux Jig (57) 1'07
28 A Fancy (7) 3'54
29 A Galliard (76) 1'47
30 The Shoemaker´s Wife (58) 1'04
31 A Fancy (6) 2'23
32 Mrs. Brigide Fleetwood´s Pavan alias Solus Sine Sola (11) 5'38
33 Mignarda (34) 2'58
34 Langton´s Galliard (33) 3'05
35 Loth to Depart (69) 5'00
36 A Fancy (73) 2'57
37 Robin (70) 3'00
38 A Pavan (18) 4'53
39 A Galliard (35) 1'44
40 Farewell (An In Nomine) (4) 2'41
 
  From The Marsh Lute Book
41 Mrs. Norrish´s Delight (77) 1'34
 
  From The Mynshall Lute Book
42 A Coy Toy (80) 1'05
 
  From William Barley, A New Booke of Tabliture for the Lute
and Orpharion, London 1596
43 Fortune (62) 2'19
 
  From The Wickhambrook Lute Book
44 Tarleton´s Riserrectione (59) 1'21
 
  From Cambridge University Library, Ms.Dd.2.11 42'31
45 Piper´s Pavan (8) 4'44
46 Captain Digorie Piper´s Galliard (19) 1'54
47 Mrs. Nicholas´ Almain (52) 0'50
48 Mrs. White´s Thing (50) 1'09
49 Mrs. White´s Nothing (56) 1'08
50 John Dowland´s Galliard (21) 1'26
51 Mounsier´s Almain 5'11
52 Melancholy Galliard (25) 2'16
53 Lord Strang´s March (65) 0'51
54 DR. Case´s Pavan (12) 4'38
55 Dowland´s First Galliard (22) 1'48
56 Orlando Sleepeth (61) 1'05
57 A Dream (75) 4'45
58 A Galliard (on Walsingham) (31) 2'22
59 A Galliard (24) 1'27
60 An Almain (49) 1'29
61 Tarleton´s Jig (81) 0'58
62 Complaint (63) 1'44
63 A Galliard (30) 1'58
64 Dowland´s Galliard (20) 0'48
 
  From The Euing Lute Book 22'39
65 Semper Dowland Semper Dolens (9) 6'49
66 Go From My Window (64) 3'27
67 Solus Cum Sola (10) 4'26
68 A Piece Without Title (78) 1'32
69 A Fancy (72) 6'25
 
  From The Dowland Lute Book 10'25
70 My Lord Willoughby´s welcome Home (66a) 1'29
71 What If A Day (79) 1'22
72 Mrs. Clifton´s Almain (53) 1'20
73 Can She Excuse (42) 1'48
74 Mrs. Winter´s Jump (55) 0'54
75 Round Battle Galliard (39) 1'28
76 The Frog Galliard (23a) 2'04
 
  From Cambridge University Library, Add.3056
77 A Fancy (5) 2'08
 
  From Cambridge University Library, Nn.6.36 5'26
78 Resolution (13) 4'23
79 Come Away (60) 1'03
 
  From The Jane Pickering Lute Book
80 A Fantasia (71) 5'24
 
  From The Trumbull Lute Book
81 Aloe (68) 2'36
 
  From The Margaret Board Lute Book 7'24
82 Preludium (98) 1'02
83 An Almand (96) 1'34
84 The Queene´s Galliard (97) 1'54
85 Coranto (100) 1'43
86 Mr. Dowland´s Midnight (99) 1'11
 
  From The Schele Lute Book 12'16
87 La Mia Barbara (95) 5'04
88 Lady Laiton´s Almain (48) 1'26
89 Pavana (94) 5'46
 
  From The Hainhofer Lute Book
90 Gagliarda 1'49
 
  From Johann Daniel Mylius, Thesaurus gratiarum, Frankfurt 1622 10'38
91 Pavana 6'27
92 Pavana 4'11
 
  Album total 255'44
ComposerDowland, John
LuteLindberg, Jakob

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