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For arrangements, new editions, etc. Sir Henry Umpton’s Funeral Several perplexing unica serve to emphasise the incompleteness of the surviving picture, not least the fascinating F minor lute setting in Lzchrimaewhich, although tangential to the patterns of transmission identified in this paper, nevertheless seems to be a good, error-free version.

The G minor version, however, fared slightly better, being both directly copied although, curiously, without the divisions so popular in England and used as the basis for further recomposition. It is interesting to note that there are no surviving Continental sources of the early English A minor lute setting. The version in Thysius compiled? Creative Commons Attribution 3. The widespread dissemination of this piece is unsurprising lachriimae two reasons; firstly, Dowland travelled extensively as one lacchrimae the most sought-after lute virtuosi of his age, holding various posts in Germany and Denmark and, secondly, the vogue for English dance music spread rapidly throughout the German-speaking courts of Northern Europe during the later years of the sixteenth century.

Semper Dowland semper dolens 9.

Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares – Wikipedia

This is a disparate group, with no clear sequential relationship discernible between them although this is perhaps unsurprising when one considers that their period of compilation spans approximately 35 years. Unfortunately, such are the huge number of settings, lacyrimae and imitations it spawned that only a small sample can be fruitfully discussed here.


More information about this can be found here. Even at this early stage, the melody of the English version is disappearing and the piece is beginning to be treated as a chord sequenceserving as a basis for further elaboration.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard Giles Hobies Galliard Captain Digorie Piper his Galliard These settings, along with that attributed to another Sweelinck pupils, Scheidemannare particularly flamboyant, each featuring complex and unique divisions.

Dowland’s Lachrimae

Furthermore, close examination of the undivided strains reveals a greater similarity between the two versions than initially meets the eye or ear, although the divisions are largely unique. Simon Groot has recently shown that much of the music in this print is taken from printed sources either from England or with strong English connections, and has suggested that the cittern parts were produced either by Valerius or by someone within his circle, since they are derived from the vocal versions of the melodies.

Composer Time Period Comp. Virtuoso passage-work remains prominent throughout however; this setting is one of the most elaborate of all lute versions. The King of Denmark’s Galliard 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.

Lachrimae, or Seven Tears (Dowland, John)

A number of interesting European instrumental versions also survive from the mid-seventeenth century. Some notable Continental lute arrangements 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.

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 lacrimae much lacjrimae his career in Germany as a lute teacher. Including the lute tablature and an alternate harpsichord part.


Although this research was carried out within the context of a computer-assisted electronic corpus-building project [16]the analysis of the musical material has been carried out entirely manually. To single out just one instance, the highest pitch of the very first chord is carelessly omitted, thus ruining the famous descending tetrachord.

Indeed, the clumsy attempt at an inner voice suspension in bar pavab perhaps a misprint?

Transcription for 2 Guitars. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

The aim of this study, then, is to collate as much of this dowalnd as possible and present some preliminary hypotheses regarding in particular the transmission of this piece across mainland Europe. Another instance of a Continental lute arrangement derived from the English G minor version can be found in Fuhrmannascribed to V[alentin] S[trobel]. Another interesting feature almost unique to these two versions lavan the version for violin and bass instrument in Schermar has it too is the dominant chord substituted into bar 10 Example 8b.

Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication. Lachrimae antiquae novae 3. Pale printing, by darkening also the dust ‘profited’.

John Dowland’s “Lachrimae”

Earle of Oldenburge and Delmenhorst. Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum ‘threshold of originality’ to qualify for copyright as an ‘adaptation’. An early example of the exploitation of this model stems from none other than Dowland himself.