The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (John Dowland)

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General description

Title: The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres of 2, 4 and 5 parts: with Tableture for the Lute or Orpherian, with the Violl de Gamba

Publication date and place: 1600 London: George Eastland.


Description: Numbers 1-8 are songs for 2 voices; numbers 9-20 are songs for 4 voices; numbers 21-22 are songs for 5 voices.

Facsimile:

Works included

No. Title Voices Voices Comments
Frontispiece Praise God upon the lute and viol 3 canon 1-8-5
1 I saw my lady weep 2
2 Flow my tears, fall from your springs 2
3 Sorrow, sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears 2
4 Die not before thy day 2
5 Mourn, mourn, day is with darkness fled 2
6 Time's eldest son, Old Age, the heir of Ease 2 (First part)
7 Then sit thee down and say thy 'Nunc dimittis' 2 (Second part)
8 When others sing 'Venite exultemus' 2 (Third part)
9 Praise blindnesse eies, for seeing is deceipt 4
10 O sweet woods, the delight of solitarienesse 4
11 If fluds of teares could clense my follies past 4
12 Fine knacks for Ladies, cheap, choise, braue and new 4
13 Now cease my wand'ring eyes 4
14 Come ye heavy states of night 4
15 White as lilies was her face 4
16 Woeful heart with grief oppressed 4
17 A shepherd in a shade his plaining made 4
18 Faction that ever dwells in court 4
19 Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace 4
20 Tosse not my soule 4
21 Cleare or cloudie sweet as Aprill showring 5
22 Humor say what makst thou heere 5
Adieu for Master Oliver Cromwell

Works at CPDL

No. Title Lyricist Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices Instruments
  Praise God upon the lute and viol Sacred Canons 3 SAT A cappella
1 I saw my lady weep Secular Lute songs 2 SB Lute
2 Flow my tears, fall from your springs Secular Lute songs 2 SB Lute
3 Sorrow, sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears Secular Lute songs 2 SB Lute
4 Die not before thy day Secular Madrigals 2 SB A cappella or Lute (optional)
5 Mourn, mourn, day is with darkness fled Secular Madrigals 2 SB A cappella or Lute (optional)
6 Time's eldest son, Old Age, the heir of Ease Secular Madrigals 2 SB A cappella
7 Then sit thee down and say thy 'Nunc dimittis' Secular Madrigals 2 SB A cappella
8 When others sing 'Venite exultemus' Secular Madrigals 2 SB Lute
9 Praise blindnesse eies, for seeing is deceipt Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute
10 O sweet woods, the delight of solitarienesse Philip Sidney Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute
11 If fluds of teares could clense my follies past Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute or a cappella
12 Fine knacks for Ladies, cheap, choise, braue and new Secular Madrigals 4 SATB A cappella
13 Now cease my wand'ring eyes Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute (optional)
14 Come ye heavy states of night Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute (optional)
15 White as lilies was her face Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute (optional)
16 Woeful heart with grief oppressed Secular Madrigals 4 SATB A cappella or with lute
17 A shepherd in a shade his plaining made Secular Madrigals 4 SATB, TTBB A cappella
18 Faction that ever dwells in court Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute (optional)
19 Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace Secular Madrigals 4 SATB A cappella or with (optional) Lute
20 Tosse not my soule Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute (optional)
21 Cleare or cloudie sweet as Aprill showring Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB Lute (optional)
22 Humor say what makst thou heere Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB, SATTB String ensemble