John Dowland - "Lachrimae or Seaven Teares" and Fourteen Other Dances

This set of Dowland pavanes and other dances has steady calmed my worn-out nerves throughout the course of this month. To be true, it’s been nearly the only newly-acquired LP that I’ve had on deck until late last week. I reckon I’ve found Lachrimae, in particular, uplifting in that reflective, somber, minor key kind of way. I recognize that Renaissance chamber sounds are something a change of pace for GC, but really…Isn’t that why we’re all here in the first place — Looking for new sounds and revelatory surprises? Besides, if I’ve played it that much, seems like the proof is in the pudding…

Release Information
Year: 1968.
Country: UK .
Label: RCA Victrola.
Side 1
1. Lachrimae or Seaven Teares
2. Lachrimae Antiquae
3. Lachrimae Antiquae Novae
4. Lachrimae Gementes
5. Lachrimae Tristes
6. Lachrimae Coactae
7. Lachrimae Verae

Side 2
1. M. John Langton's Pavan - Sir John Souch His Galliard - M. Nicholas Gryffith His Galliard - M. Giles Hoby's Galliard - M. George Whitehead His Allemande
2. Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral - M. Henry Noel His Galliard - Captaine Digorie Piper His Galliard - M. Buctons' Galliard
3. "Semper Dowland semper dolens" - The King of Denmark's Galliard - The Earl of Essex Galliard - M. Thomas Collier His Galliard - Mrs. Nichols' Allemande
Comments (16)

16 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    looks cool. the link isn’t working as it should (there’s a few extra letters (url:) where they shouldn’t be). as always, many thanks!

  2. nicholab says:

    fixed. took out the url: thx!

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  4. Janas says:

    Thank you very much, Nicholab.

  5. JD says:

    Super, thanks.

  6. . says:

    “uplifting in that reflective, somber, minor key kind of way.”

    That’s exactly what i was was looking for. Your blog is so great. Thanks for everything. Strength upon the internet party crackers.

  7. Dan Leo says:

    Very nice change of pace. Thanks so much!

  8. Anonymous says:

    just a great post-thanks so much yet again

  9. Anonymous says:

    great post. Just a thought if you are in this musical corner of the world maybe keep an eye out for English Chamber Music performed by Frans Bruggen on Reflexe I think. I haven’t been able to find it and the liner notes are great.

  10. Anonymous says:

    thanks from Greece!!!!

  11. Holly says:

    Nick, I just now had a chance to listen to this lp. THANK YOU. Exactly what my harried self needed. xo

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hey, beautiful music. Fantastic blog. Thanks for sharing such good music with the world.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hey man, awesome music, but the link isn’t working…? It just downloads a tiny 5.6k zip file…

  14. Anonymous says:

    Just figured out the dwnld prob. All good now! Thanks again.

  15. harry kiri says:

    Owe this one to Phillip K. Dick, as Dowland was one of his favorites (the novel “Flow my tears, the policeman said” is even named after a Dowland song). Perhaps not your everyday cup of tea, but definitely worth a try, because this is music touched by the gods. Thanks!

  16. Peter says:

    I love Dowland and these are particularly lush interpretations. thankyou!

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