John Dowland was an English composer, singer and lutenist of the Renaissance period.
He was one of the finest lute players of his time, and is now recognized as the greatest English composer of lute music and lute songs.
John Dowland is best remembered for his melancholy songs such as Come, heavy sleep, Come again, Flow my tears, I saw my Lady weepe and In darkness let me dwell.
However, his instrumental music has undergone a major revival during the twentieth century, and has become a source of repertoire for classical guitarists.
Miscellaneous Lute Pieces
|The Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres||
The First Booke of Songes or Ayres of Fowre Partes
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