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Dowland : The Queen's Galliard - Lute Music, Vol. 4

John Dowland , Nigel North Audio CD
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listen  1. The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, her Galliard, P. 41 1:19$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Queen's Galliard, P. 97 1:43$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Galliard in G minor, P. 22, "Dowland's First Galliard" 2:13$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Galliard in G minor, P. 21, "John Dowland's Galliard" 1:14$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Complaint, P. 63, "Fortune my foe" 1:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Frog Galliard, P. 23 2:02$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Aloe, P. 68 3:11$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Galliard in G minor, P. 31, "Galliard on Walsingham" 2:03$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Walsingham, P. 67 4:52$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. Coranto, P. 100 1:42$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen11. Galliard in F minor, P. 27 1:54$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. Come away, P. 60 (arr. of Come again, Sweet love doth now invite, new version by N. North) 2:24$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen13. Sir John Souch's Galliard, P. 26 1:41$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen14. Go from my window, P. 64 4:06$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen15. Galliard in D major, P. 24, "Awake sweet love, thou art returned" 1:16$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen16. Galliard in D major, P. 24, "Awake sweet love, thou art returned" (new version by N. North) 2:38$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen17. What if a day, P. 79 1:43$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen18. Galliard in C minor, P. 35 1:48$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen19. My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, P. 66 1:27$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen20. Can she excuse, P. 42 1:52$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen21. Robin, P. 70 3:41$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen22. Fortune my foe, P. 62 2:31$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen23. Loth to depart, P. 69 6:26$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen24. Dowland's Galliard, P. 20 1:33$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen25. The Most High and Mighty Christianus the Fourth, King of Denmark, His Galliard, P. 40 3:05$0.89  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Nigel North
  • Composer: John Dowland
  • Audio CD (March 31, 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B001QUL70K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,334 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Nigel North's Dowland Lute Edition has gained him a garland of critical accolades: 'A
collector's item' (The Times on Vol 1, 8.557586), 'a remarkable performance of wonderful
music' (American Record Guide on Vol 2, 8.557862), 'North s sweet-toned playing is both
unfailingly musical and highly imaginative' (Gramophone on Vol 3, 8.570449), 'Nigel
North's Dowland cycle sets a new benchmark' (5 STARS, BBC Music Magazine). On this
fourth and final volume, North presents a selection of dances and songs by the composer
celebrated as the 'English Orpheus'.


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 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, December 2009

We've had several sets of John Dowland's lute music, but the latest may well be the best. Nigel North, who broke ground several decades ago in accompanying the first version of the complete songs, has sterling credentials. This fourth and final volume of the lute music crowns his new solo set. Most of the pieces this time around are catchy dance music, including some of the Renaissance master's greatest hits - "The Frog Galliard," "Loth to Depart" and North's own transcription of "Come Again, Sweet Love." The lute's plucked sound is less resonant than a guitar's, but North makes it sweet and appealing. He's a virtuoso, but his rhythmic sense is bound to set toes to tapping. If you don't know this music, start here and work the series backward. If you already love it, grab up all four volumes. -- GuideLiv, Lawson Taitte, April 25, 2009

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Collection of Dowland's Lute Pieces June 7, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this to my phone using the Android app, and I really enjoy it. Nigel North is a great lutenist, and to finally have this collection of recordings is a blessing. As a guitarist I have a deep appreciation for this somewhat understated art form. So many brilliant pieces written for the various instruments in the lute family are rarely accessed in our modern electric music age. $5.99 was an excellent investment for this great example of early music.
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