MP3 and Video

It is hoped to have mp3 and/or video performances of every piece thought to be by John Dowland, including different interpretations of the same piece by different performers. Song performances as well as ensemble works welcome alongside the solo repertoire. If you wish to contribute to this page, please first visit the Contributions page.

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TITLE
POULTON
Videos
MP3
NOTES
     
A Fantasie
1a
A Fancy
5
 
A Fancy
6
 
Semper Dowland Semper Dolens
9
Solus Cum Sola
10
 

 

Val: Board Lute Book

Lachrimae Pavan
15
Val: Folger ms
Dowland's Galliard
20
Capitain Candishes his Galyard
21
 

Cambridge MS D.2.11 (B) f.56

Dowland's First Galliard
22
 
Performance on cittern, Dd. 4.23
The Frog Galliard

23

23

23a

 

Song arrangement

 

 

Galliard on 'Awake Sweet Love'
24
 
Mellancoly Galliard
25
 
Cambridge Ms Dd.2.11, f. 12
Mrs Vaux's Galliard
32
 
King of Denmark's Galliard
40
The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard
41
 
Varietie of Lute Lessons
Can She Excuse
42
 
The Lady Rich's Galliard
43
The Right Honourable Ferdinando, Earl of Derby, His Galliard
44a
 
Val: Variety of Lute Lessons
Sir John Smith, his Almain
47

Martin is here performing on a lute he made himself.
View his website

Lady Layton's Almain

Bandora version

48
 
Bandora: Browne Bandora and lyra viol manuscript

Mrs White's Thing or Choyce

Cittern version

50
 
Cittern version from Cambridge University Libary ms. Dd 4.23 copied by Mathew Holmes ca. 1595
Lady Hunsdon's Puffe
54
Mrs Winters Jump
55
 
The Shoemaker's Wife
58
 
Tarleton's Risurrectione
59
Orlando Sleepeth
61
 
Fortune
(62)
My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
66a

One of Dowland's few duets, performed by Stewart McCoy with Martin Shepherd

and Sylvain Bergeron and Terry McKenna

Val: Folger MS

A Dream
75
 
A Piece Without Title
78
 
Valery: Euing lute book (f.26) Glasgow.
Here the piece is played 5 time with some variations. First is the original, then my own variations, then variations from Jakob Lindberg's interpretation, then variations from Pascale Boquet's interpretation, then back to the original.
What if a day
79
 
A Coy Joy
80
 
Hasellwood's Galliard
84
 
Martin: 'Could this (Holborne's piece?) have been
the inspiration for "My thoughts are winged
with hopes" or "If my complaints"? It starts
like one and ends like the other!
The Frog Galliard
90
 
An Almand
96
 
See Martin's discussion of this piece in his essay on Ornamentation in Dowland
Preludium
98
Mr Dowland's Midnight
99
Dowland's Adew To Master Oliver Cromwell
2nd Book of Songs
 
 

 

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