Some lute settings of John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavan. View modern tablature. NB These encodings are complete with all the errors in the sources!. So, I’ve been working on Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavan for some time now and, while it’s going rather well, there are certain passages in the. John Dowland: Lachrimae. Artist. Norwegian Pavan 1: Lachrimae Antique. $ Buy Pavan 2: Lachrimae Antique Novae. $ Buy.
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Valerius could ojhn based his parts directly on 2nd Bookeor one of any dowkand of derivatives that may have been circulating in manuscript. Another instance of a Continental lute arrangement derived from the English G minor version can be found in Fuhrmannascribed to V[alentin] S[trobel]. Camphuysen gives another 2-part version, this time with a devotional Dutch text, supplied with instrumental divisions dowlad both cantus and bassus by one Joseph Butler, a Londoner working in Amsterdam.
This study has only scratched the surface of a large topic and would be hugely enhanced by similar research into the multitude of similarly-transmitted English pieces that were popular across late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century Europe. The aim of this study, then, is to collate as much of this material as possible and present some preliminary hypotheses regarding in particular the transmission of this piece across mainland Europe.
The G minor version, however, fared slightly better, being both directly copied although, curiously, without the divisions so popular in England and used as the basis for further recomposition. An interesting approach to the English G minor setting can be found in the Thesaurus Harmonicus of the French lutenist Jean-Baptiste Besard Cologne,who spent much of his career in Germany as a lute teacher. Scanned at dpi grayscale, improved, converted to monochrome.
Separated parts have been extracted and rotated for 1 part per page: I am willing to work with lute tablature if I have to, but I’m still very inexperienced with it so it will take more time. John Dowland, Lachrimae Pavan—best edition? The undivided strains employ essentially the same structural pitches throughout, suggesting that they are derived from a common harmonic template. Even at this early stage, the melody of the English version is disappearing and the piece is beginning to be treated as a chord sequenceserving as a basis for further elaboration.
The earliest sources for this setting are Dd. Lachrimae, or Seven Tears Dowland, John This page is only for complete editions and multiple selections from the collection here. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. An early example of the exploitation of this model stems from none other than Dowland himself.
Intavolation in french Lute-tabulatur for 2 lutes Unisono. These musical details suggest very strongly that the Herold setting is also the work of Van den Hove, something which is further supported by the fact that many of the pieces located nearby in Herold are either ascribed to him or were included in Florida a year before Herold was copied from its exemplar. Although the cantus in particular is highly ornamented, it bears a close resemblance to the Wigthorpe outer parts in the same key which, of course, would appear to stem from 2nd Booke.
They may not be public domain elsewhere. Most notably, this would appear to be an example of a Continental version being exported back to England, since, as well as the south-German copy in Haslemereit appears alongside a good deal of other Continental music in Cosens, 36vwhich is certainly of English provenance.
George Whitehead his Almand First Pub lication. There are some exterior indications that there may be a connection between these two versions, since both are in G minor, are coupled with triple-time versions, and use the unusual formal scheme AAiBCBiCi.
Pavxn Nichols Almand A principal aim of this work has been to identify the types of comparison and analysis that might in future be done by machine and to define the limits beyond which machine-analysis can, or should, not ventureand to provide some kind of benchmark against which such development might be assessed.
Montbuysson was based at Kassel from towhere he might well have encountered either in manuscript or performance English versions of the piece stemming from Dowland himself who had been employed there in Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Nevertheless, a number of salient features are shared between these versions and Rudedoqland of which are encountered in the English transmission s.
John Dowland’s “Lachrimae”
Contents 1 Performances 1. Pieces ; Pavans ; Galliards ; Dances ; Allemandes ; For lute, 5 viols ; Scores featuring the lute ; Scores featuring the viol ; For 6 players ; For 2 lutes arr ; For 2 players ; For 2 guitars arr ; Scores featuring the guitar.
It is also worth noting that the earliest firmly datable version of this piece, that printed from wood-blocks in Barleyis a G minor setting of a similar ilk to those already discussed. Since this source includes five pieces signed by Dowland and is thought to have belonged to a student of his, it seems plausible that this version may be lacbrimae of his own creation.
Lachrimae lute settings (test)
So, what is the best edition of this piece you know of? Unfortunately, such are the huge number of settings, derivatives and imitations it spawned that only a small sample can be fruitfully discussed here.
PM me lachhrimae you like. More information about this can be found here. The two closely-related settings in this source were pavvan committed to paper untiland thus might well represent a composite of a number of English and Continental versions known to Montbuysson. Some notable Continental lute arrangements Besides the derivatives of the English G minor version that were in circulation on the Continent, there were a number of interesting lute settings with no apparent connection with surviving English sources.
Classical Guitar Skip to content. The kind of detailed comparative examination we have begun here on a modest subset of this corpus would only be feasible on the full collection let alone larger corpora with the aid of computer analysis software tools.
It is interesting to note that there are no surviving Continental sources of the early English A minor lute setting. For larger-scale repertory studies, such as a long-overdue assessment of all English instrumental music in 17 th -century Continental sources, the laborious work of bar-by-bar comparison could be much eased by intervention from analysis software.
Henry Noel his Galliard These can be subdivided according to their tonality and warrant a brief summary. Pale printing, by darkening also the dust ‘profited’. George Whitehead his Almand.