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Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

Composer: Dowland John

Instruments: Lute Viol

Tags: Piece Pavan Galliard Dance Allemande

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Complete. 1. Lachrimae antiquae PDF 0 MBComplete. 2. Lachrimae antiquae Novae PDF 0 MBComplete. 3. Lachrimae gementes PDF 0 MBComplete. 4. Lachrimae tristes PDF 0 MBComplete. 5. Lachrimae coactae PDF 0 MBComplete. 6. Lachrimae amantis PDF 0 MBComplete. 7. Lachrimae verae PDF 0 MBComplete. 8. Semper Dowland semper dolens PDF 0 MBComplete. 9. Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral PDF 0 MBComplete. 10. Mr. John Langton's Pavan PDF 0 MBComplete. 11. The King of Denmark's Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 12. The Earl of Essex Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 13. Sir John Souch his Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 14. Mr. Henry Noel his Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 15. Mr. Giles Hobies Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 16. Mr. Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 17. Mr. Thomas Collier his Galliard with 2 trebles PDF 0 MBComplete. 18. Captain Digorie Piper his Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 19. Mr. Bucton's Galliard PDF 0 MBComplete. 20. Mistress Nichols Almand PDF 0 MBComplete. 21. Mr. George Whitehead his Almand PDF 0 MB
Selections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Antiquae PDF 0 MBSelections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Antiquae Novae PDF 0 MBSelections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Gementes PDF 0 MBSelections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Tristes PDF 0 MBSelections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Coactae PDF 0 MBSelections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Amantis PDF 0 MBSelections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Lachrimae Verae PDF 0 MB
Complete. Complete Score PDF 22 MBComplete. Complete Score PDF 8 MBComplete. Complete Score PDF 4 MB
Complete. Cantus PDF 0 MBComplete. Altus PDF 0 MBComplete. Tenor PDF 0 MBComplete. Quintus PDF 0 MBComplete. Bassus PDF 0 MBComplete. Lute PDF 1 MB
Selections: Lachrimae (Nos.1-7). Complete Score PDF 2 MB
Complete. Complete Score PDF 0 MBComplete. Cantus PDF 0 MBComplete. Altus PDF 0 MBComplete. Tenor (C clef) PDF 0 MBComplete. Tenor (G clef) PDF 0 MBComplete. Quintus (C clef) PDF 0 MBComplete. Quintus (G clef) PDF 0 MBComplete. Bassus (F clef) PDF 0 MBComplete. Bassus (G clef) PDF 0 MB
Complete. Lute PDF 11 MB

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Selections. Guitar(2) (Höger, Anton)Selections. Lute(2) (Höger, Anton)Selections. Cello + Viola(2) + Violin(2) (Walther Pudelko)
Wikipedia
Lachrimæ or seaven teares figured in seaven passionate pavans, with divers other pavans, galliards and allemands, set forth for the lute, viols, or violons, in five parts is a collection of instrumental music composed by John Dowland. It was published by John Windet in 1604.
From 1598 Dowland was employed as lutenist to Christian IV of Denmark, but he still published in London. The book was dedicated to Anne of Denmark, and Dowland mentions meeting her at Winchester, which suggests his involvement in her October 1603 masque, Prince Henry's Welcome at Winchester.
The title page of Lachrimæ is adorned with a Latin epigram: "Aut Furit, aut Lachrimat, quem non Fortuna beavit" ("He whom Fortune has not blessed either rages or weeps"). Dowland points out in his dedication that there are different types of tears. “The teares which Musicke weeps” can be pleasant; “neither are teares shed always in sorrow but sometime in joy and gladnesse”.
As the title suggests, the music is scored for five viols, or violins (that is, members of the violin family) and lute.
The seven pavans are variations on a theme, the "Lachrimæ pavan", which Dowland had already made well known as a lute solo and a song. (That pavan was reworked into the song "Flow my tears" in Dowland's Second Book of Songs (1600) and begins with a "falling tear" motif of four notes.) The harmonies of the seven are intense, with lines weaving close together. Each was given a title by the composer, and there has been speculation that the group forms a narrative or musical journey, though any meaning remains unclear:
The “divers other” compositions are: two allemandes (“almands”), nine lively galliards (“galiards”), two sombre pavans, and a “funerall.” They are dedicated to people of varying social rank, including a pirate, Digorie Piper, who is not fully named. “M” is mister, “Mss” is mistress. Still the scoring is for lute and 5 viols (or violins):