Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford, John Dowland ‎– The Art of Melancholy

Hyperion ‎– CDA68007


1 Sorrow, Stay, Lend True Repentant Tears
2 Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite
3 Go, Crystal Tears
4 Mrs Winters Jump
5 I Saw My Lady Weep
6 Flow, My Tears, Fall From Your Springs
7 Can She Excuse My Wrongs?
8 Behold A Wonder Here
9 Semper Dowland Semper Dolens
10 In Darkness Let Me Dwell
11 Time Stands Still
12 All Ye Whom Love Or Fortune Hath Betrayed
13 Say, Love, If Ever Thou Didst Find
14 Lachrimae
15 Come Away, Come Sweet Love
16 Shall I Strive With Words To Move?
17 Burst Forth, My Tears
18 Fortune My Foe
19 Come, Heavy Sleep
20 Now, Oh Now I Needs Must Part The Frog Galliard


Of all English songwriters, John Dowland has enjoyed the most powerful afterlife, his voice unmistakably present in any version of his songs. The preeminent marriage of music and poetry, the nuanced shades of wit and melancholy and the extraordinary writing for both lute and voice all combine to proclaim Dowland as the father of English song. Countertenor Iestyn Davies has gained international fame through his operatic performances and recordings. Hearing him in this intimate musical setting is a revelation - as is the playing of the young lutenist Thomas Dunford.