Dowland, John

Dowland, John

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John Dowland (1563-1626) was an English composer, singer, and lutenist. Very little is known of his early life, but it is generally thought he was born in London. In 1597, he published "First Book of Songs" in London. This collection of lute-songs was set out in a way that allows performance by a soloist with lute accompaniment or various combinations of singers and instrumentalists. And now, you may download John Dowland's best known instrumental work, Awake Sweet Love in mp3 from our site. His music often displays the melancholia that was so fashionable in music at that time. In 2006, Sting, who has been described as a fan of Dowland's music, released an album featuring Dowland's songs titled Songs from the Labyrinth, on Deutsche Grammophon, in collaboration with Edin Karamazov on lute and archlute


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