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The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland ()

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composed by John Dowland

Countertenor Iestyn Davies has kept himself busy, releasing a steady stream of albums in the early 2010s that has propelled him to the top of his field. It's easy to see why people keep snapping them up: Davies has an unusually creamy voice and a gentle touch that make the music easy to settle into. The lute songs of John Dowland demand something more than a pleasant tone, however, and on this release Davies really shows what he can do. He's aided by an ideal collaborator in lutenist Thomas Dunford, and the delicacy and ...

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  1. Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  2. Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  3. Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  4. Mrs. Winters Jump, for lute, P 55
  5. I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  6. Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  7. Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  8. Behold a wonder here, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  9. Semper Dowland semper dolens, pavan for lute, P 9
  10. In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
  11. Time stands still, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  12. All ye whom love or fortune hath betrayed (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices & lute
  13. Say, Love if ever thou didst find, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
  14. Lachrimae, for lute, P 15
  15. Come away come sweet love, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  16. Shall I strive with words to move, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
  17. Burst forth, my tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  18. Fortune My Foe, song arranged for lute, P 62
  19. Come, heavy sleep, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  20. Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
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The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland
2014, Hyperion

UPC: 034571280073

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