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Instrumental versions by Dowland include “Lachrimae” for lute, ” Galliard to Lachrimae” for lute and “Lachrimae antiquae” for consort.

Flow, my tears, fall from your springs! It is also worth noting that the earliest firmly datable version of this piece, that printed from wood-blocks in Barleyis a G minor setting of a similar ilk to those already discussed.

Indeed, the clumsy attempt at an inner voice suspension in bar 4iii-iv perhaps a misprint? Pale printing, by darkening also the dust ‘profited’. Katzbichler,pp. Another instance of a Continental lute arrangement derived from the Angiquae G minor version can be found in Fuhrmannascribed to V[alentin] S[trobel].

Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares – Wikipedia

Intavolation in french Lute-tabulatur for 2 lutes Unisono. These can be subdivided according to their tonality and warrant a brief summary.

The King of Denmark’s Galliard The adjacent page to this includes another lute part apparently in D minor; it is presumably a duet part for a different sized instrument pitched a fifth lower or a fourth higher, unless it is a simple consort part for a D minor setting analogous with those in Morley and Cambridge Consort. In some later sources, the piece has been adapted for an instrument with additional bass strings. George Whitehead his Almand First Pub lication.


Unusually, the divisions on each strain of the pavan are reproduced with great consistency, the only exceptions being ML which has some added flourishes and which omits the divisions altogether. Because most of my Intavolations are never heard before, I decided to make a simple computer synthesized audio file for hearing control.

Lachrimae antiquae (Dowland, John)

There have been many instrumental versions of this song, most entitled “Lachrimae” or “Lachrymae”, literally “tears”. Example 6 The somewhat intriguing rubric attached to this piece seems to suggest that it is an intabulation of a lost consort setting, something which is further supported by the fact that a point of melodic imitation disappears from the texture during bars The song begins with a falling tear motif, antiquwe on an A and descending to an E by step on the text “Flow, my tears”.

Down vain lights, shine you no more! From the highest spire of contentment My fortune is thrown; Anriquae fear and grief and pain for pagan deserts, for my deserts Are my hopes, since hope is gone. Besides the derivatives of the English G minor version that were in circulation on the Continent, there were a number of interesting lute settings with no apparent connection with surviving English sources.

These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Henry Noel his Galliard The problem of enforced registral displacement of the anriquae line between bars 13 and 14 of the G minor versions the low F is not available on lacnrimae six-course lute is avoided in A minor settings Example 2although this key requires higher hand positions throughout and generally asks more difficult stretches of the player.

Originally composed as an instrumental under the name “Lachrimae pavane” init is Dowland’s most famous ayre, [1] and became his signature song, literally as well as metaphorically: Lines 8—10 are quoted in the Philip K.


An interesting approach to the English G minor setting can be found in the Thesaurus Harmonicus of the French lutenist Jean-Baptiste Besard Cologne,who spent much of his career in Germany as a lute teacher. Camphuysen gives another 2-part version, this time with a devotional Dutch text, supplied with instrumental divisions for both cantus and bassus by one Joseph Butler, a Londoner working in Amsterdam.

Lachrimae antiquae (Dowland, John) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Earle of Oldenburge and Delmenhorst. Giles Hobies Galliard A number of interesting European instrumental versions also survive from the mid-seventeenth century.

This process would have been exacerbated by the copying of flawed printed versions into manuscript anthologies with all errors intact; the direct copy of this one in Nauclerus serves as an excellent case in point. Sir John Souch his Galliard Like others of Dowland’s lute songs, the piece’s musical form and style are based on a dance, in this case the pavan.

Lachrimae antiquae novae 3. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. However, one should take care not to assume that this is necessarily a successful intabulation of its model, nor that it is an intabulation of a good arrangement. Several clues suggest this dependancy upon the song, not least a handful of melodic details which mirror the syllabic patterns of the texted cantus part e.