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Dowland: Lute Music Vol 4 / Nigel North


Release Date: 03/31/2009 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570284   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The final volume of Nigel North's John Dowland lute music cycle offers some of this singular composer's more familiar works such as Walsingham, Go from my window, and Lord Willoughby's welcome home. It also includes North's own editions of Dowland songs arranged for solo lute. In general, North favors slower tempos than Paul O'Dette (Harmonia Mundi) and is not averse to savoring a felicitous cadence or melodic turn of phrase, as you hear in the little Galliard P. 35. While O'Dette's quicker and suppler readings of the Queen Elizabeth and Sir John Souch Galliards better emphasize the music's dance origins and rich contrapuntal ideas, North sometimes surpasses O'Dette so far as coloristic resources. A good example of this is Awake, sweet Read more love, where North applies varied vibratos to the melodic line. The warm ambience and detailed presence of Naxos' engineering makes an immediate and lasting impact. If you already own Volumes 1 through 3, chances are you've already bought this release. If not, then why not?

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Queene Elizabeth, her Galliard, P 41 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
2.
Queenes Galliard, P 97 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
Dowland's First Galliard by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
John Dowland's Galliard, P 21 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Complaint, P 63 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6.
Frogg Galliard, P 23A by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
7.
Aloe, P 68 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
8.
A Galliarde on "Walsingham", P 31 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
9.
As I went to Walsingham by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
10.
Courant by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
11.
Galliard, P 27 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12.
Come away, P 60 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Nigel North. 
13.
Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: Sir John Souch his Galiard by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; England 
14.
Go from my window, P 64 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
15.
Awake sweet love, P 92 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
16.
What if a day, P 79 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
17.
Galliard, P 35 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
18.
My Lord Willobes Wellcome Home, P 66 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
19.
Earl of Essex, his Galliard, P 42a by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
20.
Robin, P 70 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
21.
Fortune my foe by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
22.
Loth to departe, P 69 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
23.
Dowland's Galliard by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
24.
King of Denmark, his Galliard, P 40 by John Dowland
Performer:  Nigel North (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 

Sound Samples

The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, her Galliard, P. 41
The Queen's Galliard, P. 97
Galliard in G minor, P. 22, "Dowland's First Galliard"
Galliard in G minor, P. 21, "John Dowland's Galliard"
Complaint, P. 63, "Fortune my foe"
The Frog Galliard, P. 23
Aloe, P. 68
Galliard in G minor, P. 31, "Galliard on Walsingham"
Walsingham, P. 67
Coranto, P. 100
Galliard in F minor, P. 27
Come away, P. 60 (arr. of Come again, Sweet love doth now invite, new version by N. North)
Sir John Souch's Galliard, P. 26
Go from my window, P. 64
Galliard in D major, P. 24, "Awake sweet love, thou art returned"
Galliard in D major, P. 24, "Awake sweet love, thou art returned" (new version by N. North)
What if a day, P. 79
Galliard in C minor, P. 35
My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, P. 66
Can she excuse, P. 42
Robin, P. 70
Fortune my foe, P. 62
Loth to depart, P. 69
Dowland's Galliard, P. 20
The Most High and Mighty Christianus the Fourth, King of Denmark, His Galliard, P. 40

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