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Proms Chamber Music 8

Dowland

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Dowland
The King of Denmark’s Galliard
Dowland
Can she excuse my wrongs (The Earl of Essex’s Galliard)
Dowland
Flow, my tears (Lachrimae antiquae)
Dowland
My thoughts are winged with hopes (Sir John Souch’s Galliard)
Dowland
Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia)
Dowland
Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears
Dowland
Come again, sweet love doth now invite
Dowland
Mr John Langton’s Pavan
Dowland
I saw my lady weep
Dowland
Lachrimae amantis
Dowland
If my complaints could passions move (Captain Digorie Piper’s Galliard)
Dowland
Lachrimae tristes
Dowland
In darkness let me dwell
Dowland
Shall I strive with words to move (Sir Henry Noel’s Galliard)

Performers

Fretwork
Ian Bostridge
tenor
Elizabeth Kenny
lute

The laureate of the lute song, John Dowland is chiefly remembered for the burnished melancholy of ‘Flow, my tears’. In the last Cadogan Hall concert of the 2013 Proms, tenor Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort Fretwork mark the 450th anniversary of Dowland’s birth in a programme that explores his work at its saddest, most seductive, and most light-hearted. An hour of lachrimaes, love songs and dances amid the painters (Sir John Souch), courtiers (Henry Noel) and soldiers (Captain Digorie Piper) of Elizabethan England.

Part of BBC Proms 2013

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour
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