Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears

Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears

Artist
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 527
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  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae

    04:02
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae Novae
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Antiquae Novae

    03:28
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Gementes
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Gementes

    03:36
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Tristes
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Tristes

    03:50
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Coactae
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Coactae

    03:17
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Amantis
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Amantis

    03:56
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Verae
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Lachrimae Verae

    04:02
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard

    01:47
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir John Souch his Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir John Souch his Galliard

    01:30
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Semper Dowland semper Dolens
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Semper Dowland semper Dolens

    06:20
    $4.80
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Giles Hoby his Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Giles Hoby his Galliard

    01:19
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The King of Denmark's Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The King of Denmark's Galliard

    01:53
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Bucton his Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Bucton his Galliard

    01:16
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The Earl of Essex Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: The Earl of Essex Galliard

    01:17
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Captain Piper his Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Captain Piper his Galliard

    01:23
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Henry Noell his Galliard
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Henry Noell his Galliard

    01:58
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Thomas Collier his Galliard with two trebles
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr Thomas Collier his Galliard with two trebles

    01:22
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral

    04:15
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr George Whitehead his Alman
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr George Whitehead his Alman

    01:46
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mrs Nichols's Alman
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mrs Nichols's Alman

    01:10
    $2.40
  • Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr John Langton's Pavan
    Composer(s) John Dowland
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny: lute Phantasm

    Lachrimae or Seven Tears: Mr John Langton's Pavan

    03:55
    $2.40

Total running time: 57 minutes.

Album information

John Dowland's gifts as an exceptional melodist are evident throughout Lachrimae or Seven Tears, an artistic achievement which has cast a remarkable spell on early music. 

This wonderful album has won two major Early Music awards: the 2017 Gramophone Award and the 2017  Diapason d'or de l'année. It was also named a Building A Library: 'First Choice' by BBC Radio 3 - Record Review.

Summing up the Renaissance preoccupation with melancholy, this extraordinary collection of dance music for viols and lute includes Dowland's 'signature' piece, Semper Dowland semper Dolens. Dowland reveals a personal world of sublime sadness, grief, anger and melancholy mollified by moments of joy and gladness.

A skilled lutenist, Dowland's intricately-worked parts demand perfect synchronicity between Phantasm and Elizabeth Kenny, who rise to the technical and tempi challenges of marrying their instruments.

The popularity of Dowland's music in his own lifetime continued through the centuries with Lawes, Jenkins and Gibbons all paying homage to Dowland's 'Tears'. Although freed from lyric constraints poetic images linger prompting Phantasm's Laurence Dreyfus to describe this as ‘the most sensuously tuneful hour of music ever written'.