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Queen Elizabeth's Galliard

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (08/23/17)
Composer: Dowland, John
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Medieval and Renaissance
John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep", "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's early music revival, has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.

Philip Arnold Heseltine (30 October 1894 – 17 December 1930), known by the pseudonym Peter Warlock, was a British composer and music critic. The Warlock name, which reflects Heseltine's interest in occult practices, was used for all his published musical works. He is best known as a composer of songs and other vocal music; he also achieved notoriety in his lifetime through his unconventional and often scandalous lifestyle.

While looking for "stuff to play" earlier today, I somehow wound up thinking about John Dowland's music. Granted, you won't find any organ music by him, but when I saw that Warlock had arranged a bunch of his lute works for piano, I thought that I might take a look.

The second one, "Queen Elizabeth's Galliard," is nice enough, but it probably sounds better on the lute... ;-)

I did it simply and without fuss.

I'll see if anyone listens to these two, and maybe I'll do a few more, assuming they get any listens.

Photos of John Dowland and Peter Warlock are attached as well as the score.

I've also included a portrait of the Queen Elizabeth that this piece was written for - or at least the one that I THINK it was written for. :-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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