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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SPL 727 John Dowland - The First Book of Ayres album art John Dowland, Pro Musica Antiqua Of Brussels, Safford Cape John Dowland, Pro Musica Antiqua Of Brussels, Safford Cape - The First Book of Ayres(LP) Period Records SPL 727 US 1956 Sell This Version
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
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 Westminster XWN 18763 US 1958 Sell This Version
XWN 18711 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 XWN 18711 US 1958 Sell This Version
XWN 18761 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 XWN 18761 US 1958 Sell This Version
OL-LD 172, OL 50163 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 OL-LD 172, OL 50163 France 1958 Sell This Version
AXA.4515 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 AXA.4515 UK 1959 Sell This Version
DL 79406 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(LP, Gat) Decca DL 79406 US 1959 Sell This Version
BGS-5043 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 BGS-5043 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 Argo (6) RG 290 UK 1962 Sell This Version
HM 30 623 John Dowland - Altenglische Gambenmusik album art John Dowland Altenglische Gambenmusik (Album) Deutsche Harmonia Mundi HM 30 623 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
198 345 SAPM John Dowland - Ausgewählte Werke von John Dowland album art John Dowland Ausgewählte Werke von John Dowland (Album) Archiv Produktion 198 345 SAPM Germany 1964 Sell This Version
SAWR 7904-B John Dowland - Musik Am Elisabethanischen Hofe (An Evening Of Elisabethian Music) 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 Hofe (An Evening Of Elisabethian Music) (Album) RCA Victor SAWR 7904-B Germany 1964 Sell This Version
ASDF 845 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 (Album) La Voix De Son Maître ASDF 845 France 1964 Sell This Version
SAR 22019 John Dowland - Altenglische Tänze Von Dowland (Dances Of Dowland) album art Julian Bream - Dowland* Julian Bream - Dowland* - Altenglische Tänze Von Dowland (Dances Of Dowland) (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal SAR 22019 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
SUA ST 50780, 50 780 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 (Album) Supraphon, Supraphon SUA ST 50780, 50 780 Czechoslovakia 1966 Sell This Version
BGS-673 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 BGS-673 US 1966 Sell This Version
HCR 5220 John Dowland - The First Book of Ayres album art John Dowland The First Book of Ayres(LP) Dover Publications HCR 5220 1966 Sell This Version
HCR 5220 John Dowland - The First Book of Ayres album art John Dowland The First Book of Ayres(LP, Album) Dover Publications HCR 5220 US 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, Mono) His Master's Voice HQM. 1035 UK 1966 Sell This Version
VIC-1338 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 VIC-1338 US 1968 Sell This Version
RG 572 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) RG 572 UK 1968 Sell This Version
S/6310, S-6310 John Dowland - Music Of The Court Homes And Cities Of England, Volume 2: Music At Hampton Court album art Henry VIIICornysh*Merbecke*Byrd*AlbarteHayles*Dowland*Purcell* Henry VIIICornysh*Merbecke*Byrd*AlbarteHayles*Dowland*Purcell* - Music Of The Court Homes And Cities Of England, Volume 2: Music At Hampton Court(LP, Album, Club) The Record Society, The Record Society S/6310, S-6310 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
LSC-3131 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 LSC-3131 UK 1970 Sell This Version