• BIS2283 Katalognummer
  • 7318599922836 EAN
  • 1SACD Format
  • 2017 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Chelys Consort of Viols | Kirkby, Emma (soprano) | Akers, James (lute)

Komponist
Danyel, John | Dowland, John | Holborne, Anthony | Hume, Tobias | Jones, Robert

Ensemble
Chelys Consort of Viols

Plateselskap
BIS

Verk

Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 1 Lachrimae Antiquae
Dowland, John: Second Booke of Songs: No. 2 Flow my tears
Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 2 Lachrimae Antiquae Novae
Jones, Robert: Lie down poor heart
Dowland, John: Second Booke of Songs: No. 2 If floods of tears Could Cleanse My Follies Past
Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 3 Lachrimae Gementes; No. 4 Lachrimae Tristes
Dowland, John: Second Booke of Songs: No. 5 Mourn, mourn, day is with darkness fled
Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 21 M. George Whitehead his Almand
Hume, Tobias: What greater grief
Simpson, Thomas: Paduan (after John Dowland)
Simpson, Thomas: Volta (after John Dowland)
Dowland, John: Second Booke of Songs: No. 3 Sorrow, stay (arr. William Wigthorpe)
Danyel, John: Eyes look no more
Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 5 Lachrimae Coactae
Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 6 Lachrimae Amantis
Holborne, Anthony: My heavy sprite
Danyel, John: If I could shut the gate against my thoughts
Excerpt: Dowland, John: Lachrimae, or Seven Teares: No. 7 Lachrimae Verae

Produktbeskrivelse

‘A pleasing melancholy’ is how Robert Burton described the feeling that certain music can give rise to, in his The Anatomy of Melancholy from 1621. Some 20 years earlier John Dowland, melancholic par excellence, had expressed a similar idea in the dedication of his Lachrimae, or Seven Tears: ‘pleasant are the tears which music weeps’.

During this period in England, melancholia had become fashionable, especially in cultural and literary circles, and spawned countless poems, paintings and songs. When Dowland’s lute song Flow My Tears was published in 1600, the instrumental Lachrimae Pavan on which it was based had been in circulation for several years and was the composer’s ‘number one hit’ both in England and on the continent – and four years after the song, he returned to the music and varied it in the ‘seven tears’ for viol consort and lute.

Colleagues of Dowland such as Robert Jones and John Danyel explored similar moods and emotions in their own songs, sometimes – as in Danyel’s Eyes look no more – making clear allusions to Dowland’s famous pavan. The Chelys Consort of Viols released their first disc in 2015 to critical acclaim. For the present recording they are joined by lutenist James Akers, and Emma Kirkby, the English soprano who has long been a leading figure in the field of early music. 

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