Christopher Morrongiello performs Lachrimae (ca. 1590s) by John Dowland (1563–1626), Cambridge University Library manuscript DD.2.11. Filmed in the Chapel from Le Château de la Bastie d’Urfé at The Metropolitan Museum of Art via their YouTube Channel. Great performance of one of Dowland’s most intimate works and on a period lute and manuscript. I’m not sure that Dowland dabbled with that many strings but it’s still wonderful!
Featured Instrument: Attributed to Wendelin Tieffenbrucker (German, active 1570–1610). Lute, late 16th century. Padua, Italy. Yew, spruce, ebony, maple. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Freedman, by exchange, 1989 (1989.13). See more info and pictures of this lute at The Met’s website. They also have plenty of guitars in the Met as well.
Dowland Sheet Music and Lessons
- John Dowland (1563-1626) – Renaissance, England
- Fortune, My Foe by Dowland, Grade 6, Sheet Music or Tab
- Mr. Dowland’s Midnight by Dowland, Grade 4, Sheet Music or Tab
- Mrs. Winters Jump by Dowland, Grade 4, Free Sheet Music or Tab
- Orlando Sleepeth by Dowland, Grade 4, Sheet Music or Tab
- Tarleton’s Resurrection, Grade 6, Sheet Music or Tab
- The Round Battle Galliard, Grade 7, Sheet Music or Tab