John Dowland

John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today 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", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's early music revival, has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 12th, 1563 (London), Died February 1st, 1626 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19521 10-in. 3/27/1917 Come again, sweet love Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29696 10-in. 3/26/1924 Come again, sweet love Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-030743 10-in. 12/21/1938 Come, heavy sleep Trapp Family Choir ; Franz Wasner Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dowland, John," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102658.

Dowland, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102658.

"Dowland, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102658

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