John Dowland

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John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal), "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Early music revival has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Musicke for the Lute John Dowland; Paul O'Dette 1
1986 Lachrimæ, or Seaven Teares John Dowland; The Dowland Consort, Jakob Lindberg 1
1989 Ayres & Lute-Lessons (Deller Consort feat. conductor: Mark Deller) John Dowland 1
1989 First Booke of Songes (The Consort of Musicke feat. director: Anthony Rooley) John Dowland 1
1989 Lachrimae 1604 (The Consort of Musicke, feat. conductor: Anthony Rooley) John Dowland 1
1990 Second Booke of Songs(1600) John Dowland 1
1990 The First Booke of Songs or Ayres John Dowland; Rogers Covey-Crump, Jakob Lindberg 1
1991 Third Booke of Songs John Dowland; Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke 1
1992 A Pilgrimes Solace / Mr. Henry Noell Lamentations / Psalmes & Sacred Songs John Dowland; Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke 1
1993 Lachrimae or Seaven Teares Dowland; The Parley of Instruments 2
1993 Lachrimae or Seven Teares 1604 John Dowland ; Fretwork & Christopher Wilson 1
1996 Selected Lute Music John Dowland; Jakob Lindberg 1
1997 Complete Lute Works, Volume 4 (Paul O'Dette) John Dowland 1
1997 John Dowland The Collected Works (The Consort of Musicke, feat. conductor: Anthony Rooley) John Dowland 1
1997 Consort Music and Songs (Rose Consort of Viols feat. mezzo-soprano: Catherine King, lute: Jacob Heringman) John Dowland 1
1997 Complete Lute Works, Volume 1 (Paul O'Dette) John Dowland 1
1997 Flow My Tears and Other Lute Songs (feat. counter-tenor: Steven Rickards, lute: Dorothy Linell) John Dowland 1
1999 In Darkness Let Me Dwell John Dowland 1
2001 Fairest Isle Barbara Bonney / Henry Purcell / John Dowland / William Byrd / Thomas Campion 1
2002 Seaven Teares: Music of John Dowland (feat. The King's Noyse) John Dowland 1
2003 Lute Songs, Lute Solos (Alfred Deller feat. lute: Robert Spencer) John Dowland 2
2006 Honey From the Hive (Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley) John Dowland 1
2006 Dowland's Tears: Lute Music, Volume 2 (feat. lute: Nigel North) John Dowland 2
2006 Fancyes, Dreams and Spirits: Lute Music, Volume 1 (Lute: Nigel North) John Dowland 1
2007 Pavans, Galliards and Almains: Lute Music, Volume 3 (Nigel North) John Dowland 1
2007 The Queen's Galliard: Lute Music, Volume 4 (Nigel North) John Dowland 1
2008 In darkness let me dwell "The seven shades of melancholy" John Dowland 1
2010 Orpheus in England Dowland, Purcell; Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg 1
2011 Nymphidia: The Court of Faerie Pantagruel, John Dowland, John Bennet & John Playford 1
2012 Saltarello Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Kaija Saariaho, John Dowland; Garth Knox, 1
2014 Dowland - A Game of Mirrors John Dowland,David Chevallier 1
Complete Music for Solo Lute John Dowland; Jakob Lindberg 1
Lute Music of John Dowland John Dowland; Ronn McFarlane 1
Lvte Lessons (Nigel North) John Dowland 1
Semper Dowland Semper Dolens (Jose Moreno & Eligio Quinteiro) John Dowland 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Julian Bream Edition, Volume 3: Dances of Dowland John Dowland; Julian Bream 1
1994 Lute Songs John Dowland; Russel Oblerlin, Joseph Iadone 1
2004 Lute Songs John Dowland, Robert Jones; Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley 1
2014 The Art of Melancholy John Dowland; Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Lachrimæ or Seven Teares John Dowland 2
1995 Flow My Teares John Dowland 1
Collected Works 8 John Dowland 1

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