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A Pleasing Melancholy: Works by Dowland & Others

James Akers (lute), Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Chelys Consort of Viols

Kirkby, with her half-a-century’s experience in this repertoire, lends perceptive insights both to the poetic texts and the musical settings. Words are beautifully etched with a dark, inky tone... More…

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 Excerpt, Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

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  • James Akers (lute)

Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 1, Lachrimæ antiquæ "Flow My Tears"

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Dowland: Second Booke of Songs

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  • Chelys Consort of Viols
  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

Book of Songs, Book 2: No. 2, Flow My Tears

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 Excerpt, Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

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  • James Akers (lute)

Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 2, Lachrimæ antiquæ novæ

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Jones, Robert: Lie down, poor heart

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  • Chelys Consort of Viols
  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

Dowland: Second Booke of Songs

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  • Chelys Consort of Viols
  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

Book of Songs, Book 2: No. 2, If Floods of Tears Could Cleanse My Follies Past

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 Excerpt, Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

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  • James Akers (lute)

Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 3, Lachrimæ gementes

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Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 4, Lachrimæ tristes

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Dowland: Second Booke of Songs

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  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

Book of Songs, Book 2: No. 5, Mourn, Mourn, Day Is with Darkness Fled

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 Excerpt, Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

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  • James Akers (lute)

Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 21, Mr. George Whitehead His Almand

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Hume, T: What greater griefe

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  • Emma Kirkby (soprano)

What Greater Grief

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Simpson, T: Paduan (after J. Dowland)

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  • James Akers (lute)
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Simpson, T: Volta (after J. Dowland)

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  • James Akers (lute)

Dowland: Second Booke of Songs

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  • Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Book of Songs, Book 2: No. 3, Sorrow, Stay (Arr. William Wigthorpe)

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Danyel: Eyes, look no more

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  • Chelys Consort of Viols
  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

 Excerpt, Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

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  • James Akers (lute)

Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 5, Lachrimæ coactæ

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Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 6, Lachrimæ amantis

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Holborne: My heavy sprite

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  • Chelys Consort of Viols
  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

My Heavy Sprite (Arr. Ibrahim Aziz)

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Danyel: If I Could Shut the Gate Against My Thoughts

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  • Emma Kirkby (soprano), James Akers (lute)

 Excerpt, Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares

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  • James Akers (lute)

Lachrimæ "Seven Tears": No. 7, Lachrimæ veræ

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