John Dowland

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English, possibly Irish-born composer, singer and lutenist (1563 – buried February 20, 1626).

Dowland went to Paris in 1580 where he was in service to the ambassador to the French court. After having travelled through Germany and Italy, he worked at the court of Christian IV of Denmark (1598-1606). He returned to England in 1606 and in 1612 secured a post as one of James I's lutenists.
Most of Dowland's music is for his own instrument, the lute. It includes several books of solo lute works, lute songs (for one voice and lute), part-songs with lute accompaniment, and several pieces for viol consort with lute.
His best known works are the lute song "Flow My Tears" and his instrumental work," Lachrimae or Seaven Teares Figured in Seaven Passionate Pavans", a set of seven pieces for five viols and lute, each based on "Flow My Tears."
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ARC 3004, 14 501 APM John Dowland - Thomas Campion: 9 Songs / John Dowland: 2 Songs / Thomas Morely: 4 Little Short Songs album art Thomas Campion, John Dowland, Thomas Morley Thomas Campion, John Dowland, Thomas Morley - Thomas Campion: 9 Songs / John Dowland: 2 Songs / Thomas Morely: 4 Little Short Songs(LP, Mono) Archive Production, Archive Production ARC 3004, 14 501 APM US 1957 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Ayres For Four Voices - Vol. 2 album art John Dowland, Golden Age Singers John Dowland, Golden Age Singers - Ayres For Four Voices - Vol. 2 Westminster US 1958 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Lachrimae album art John Dowland / Philomusica Of London, Thurston Dart John Dowland / Philomusica Of London, Thurston Dart - Lachrimae (Album) L'Oiseau-Lyre, L'Oiseau-Lyre France 1958 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Ayres For Four Voices album art Dowland* - Golden Age Singers, Julian Bream Dowland* - Golden Age Singers, Julian Bream - Ayres For Four Voices Westminster US 1958 Sell This Version
XWN 18763 John Dowland - Ayres for Four Voices, Vol. 4 album art John Dowland, Golden Age Singers John Dowland, Golden Age Singers - Ayres for Four Voices, Vol. 4(LP, Mono) Westminster XWN 18763 US 1958 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Elizabethan And Jacobean Ayres, Madrigals And Dances album art New York Pro Musica, Noah Greenberg - Byrd* / Gibbons* / Morley* / Dowland* / Campian* / Coperario* / Jones* / Farmer* New York Pro Musica, Noah Greenberg - Byrd* / Gibbons* / Morley* / Dowland* / Campian* / Coperario* / Jones* / Farmer* - Elizabethan And Jacobean Ayres, Madrigals And Dances (Album) Decca UK 1959 Sell This Version
John Dowland - The Virtuoso Guitar album art Vivaldi* / Dowland* / Torelli* / Carulli* - Die Wiener Solisten, Wilfried Böttcher*, Karl Scheit Vivaldi* / Dowland* / Torelli* / Carulli* - Die Wiener Solisten, Wilfried Böttcher*, Karl Scheit - The Virtuoso Guitar Vanguard Stereolab 1962 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Altenglische Gambenmusik album art John Dowland Altenglische Gambenmusik (Album) Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Germany 1962 Sell This Version
RG 290 John Dowland - Ayres For Four Voices album art Dowland* - Golden Age Singers, Julian Bream Dowland* - Golden Age Singers, Julian Bream - Ayres For Four Voices(LP, Mono, RE) Argo (6) RG 290 UK 1962 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Musik Am Elisabethanischen Hof 1580 - 1600 album art Byrd*, Johnson*, Allison*, Phillips*, Morley*, Dowland*, Campian*, Das Julian-Bream-Consort* Byrd*, Johnson*, Allison*, Phillips*, Morley*, Dowland*, Campian*, Das Julian-Bream-Consort* - Musik Am Elisabethanischen Hof 1580 - 1600 (Album) RCA Victor Germany 1964 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Guitariste album art J.S. Bach*, S.L. Weiss*, Frescobaldi*, Dowland*, Manuel De Falla, Manuel Ponce*, Villa-Lobos* - Oscar Ghiglia J.S. Bach*, S.L. Weiss*, Frescobaldi*, Dowland*, Manuel De Falla, Manuel Ponce*, Villa-Lobos* - Oscar Ghiglia - Guitariste La Voix De Son Maître France 1964 Sell This Version
198 345 SAPM John Dowland - Ausgewählte Werke von John Dowland album art John Dowland Ausgewählte Werke von John Dowland(LP) Archiv Produktion 198 345 SAPM Germany 1964 Sell This Version
M.T.T. 30 John Dowland - Musique Elisabéthaine album art John Dowland Musique Elisabéthaine(7", MiniAlbum) Musique De Tous Les Temps M.T.T. 30 France 1964 Sell This Version
AWR 7904-C Byrd*, Johnson*, Allison*, Phillips*, Morley*, Dowland*, Campian*, Das Julian-Bream-Consort* Byrd*, Johnson*, Allison*, Phillips*, Morley*, Dowland*, Campian*, Das Julian-Bream-Consort* - Musik Am Elisabethanischen Hofe (An Evening Of Elisabethian Music)(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor AWR 7904-C Germany 1964 Sell This Version
S 36282, 36282 John Dowland - Guitar Music Of Four Centuries album art Oscar Ghiglia, Bach J.S.*, Weiss*, Frescobaldi*, Dowland*, Falla*, Ponce*, Villa-Lobos* Oscar Ghiglia, Bach J.S.*, Weiss*, Frescobaldi*, Dowland*, Falla*, Ponce*, Villa-Lobos* - Guitar Music Of Four Centuries(LP, Album) Angel Records, Angel Records S 36282, 36282 US 1965 Sell This Version
MHS 682 John Dowland - Music Of The 16th And 17th Centuries, Volume 4: Lute Songs album art John Dowland, Russell Oberlin, Joseph Iadone John Dowland, Russell Oberlin, Joseph Iadone - Music Of The 16th And 17th Centuries, Volume 4: Lute Songs(LP) Musical Heritage Society MHS 682 US 1965 Sell This Version
John Dowland - "Awake Sweet Love" Airs & Partsongs of John Dowland album art John Dowland - The Deller Consort*, Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré John Dowland - The Deller Consort*, Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré - "Awake Sweet Love" Airs & Partsongs of John Dowland The Bach Guild US 1966 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Treasures For Guitar album art Downland*, Luis Milan*, Roncalli*, Losy*, Schenk*, Campion*, Reussner* - Siegfried Behrend Downland*, Luis Milan*, Roncalli*, Losy*, Schenk*, Campion*, Reussner* - Siegfried Behrend - Treasures For Guitar Supraphon, Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1966 Sell This Version
HCR 5220 John Dowland - The First Book of Ayres album art John Dowland The First Book of Ayres(LP) Dover HCR 5220 1966 Sell This Version
HQM. 1035 John Dowland - Loves Helicon album art Dowland*, Campion*, Austin Miskell, Hermann Leeb Dowland*, Campion*, Austin Miskell, Hermann Leeb - Loves Helicon(LP) His Master's Voice HQM. 1035 UK 1966 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Lachrimae Or Seaven Teares album art Dowland* - Eugene Müller-Dombois*, Viola Da Gamba Quintet* Dowland* - Eugene Müller-Dombois*, Viola Da Gamba Quintet* - Lachrimae Or Seaven Teares (Album) Deutsche Harmonia Mundi US 1968 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Metaphysical Tobacco (Songs And Dances By Dowland, East And Holborne) album art Dowland* / East* / Holborne*, Musica Reservata, Michael Morrow, Purcell Consort*, Grayston Burgess Dowland* / East* / Holborne*, Musica Reservata, Michael Morrow, Purcell Consort*, Grayston Burgess - Metaphysical Tobacco (Songs And Dances By Dowland, East And Holborne) Argo (2) UK 1968 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Elizabethan Lute Songs album art Julian Bream / Peter Pears - Dowland*Ford*Morley*Rosseter* Julian Bream / Peter Pears - Dowland*Ford*Morley*Rosseter* - Elizabethan Lute Songs (Album) RCA Red Seal UK 1970 Sell This Version
John Dowland - Englische Gitarrenmusik album art Cutting*, Batchelar*, Robinson*, Dowland*, Camidge*, Duarte*, McCabe*, Musgrave* - Siegfried Behrend Cutting*, Batchelar*, Robinson*, Dowland*, Camidge*, Duarte*, McCabe*, Musgrave* - Siegfried Behrend - Englische Gitarrenmusik Deutsche Grammophon UK 1971 Sell This Version
SAWT 9576-B John Dowland - Consortmusik Auf Originalinstrumenten album art Dowland*Purcell*Simpson* - Leonhardt Consort* Dowland*Purcell*Simpson* - Leonhardt Consort* - Consortmusik Auf Originalinstrumenten(LP, Album) Telefunken SAWT 9576-B Germany 1971 Sell This Version