The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (John Dowland)

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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.

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Works included

No. Title Voices Voices Comments
Praise God upon the lute and viol
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

Title Year No. Composer Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
A shepherd in a shade his plaining made 1600 17 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB, TTBB
Cleare or cloudie sweet as Aprill showring 1600 21 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
Come ye heavy states of night 1600 14 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Die not before thy day 1600 4 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 2 SB
Faction that ever dwells in court 1600 18 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Fine knacks for Ladies, cheap, choise, braue and new 1600 12 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Flow my tears, fall from your springs 1600 2 John Dowland Secular Lute songs 2 SB
Humor say what makst thou heere 1600 22 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB, SATTB
I saw my lady weep 1600 1 John Dowland Secular Lute songs 2 SB
If fluds of teares could clense my follies past 1600 11 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Mourn, mourn, day is with darkness fled 1600 5 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 2 SB
Now cease my wand'ring eyes 1600 13 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
O sweet woods, the delight of solitarienesse 1600 10 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Praise God upon the lute and viol 1600   John Dowland Sacred Canons 3 SAT
Praise blindnesse eies, for seeing is deceipt 1600 9 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace 1600 19 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Sorrow, sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears 1600 3 John Dowland Secular Lute songs 2 SB
Then sit thee down and say thy 'Nunc dimittis' 1600 7 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 2 SB
Time's eldest son, Old Age, the heir of Ease 1600 6 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 2 SB
Tosse not my soule 1600 20 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
When others sing 'Venite exultemus' 1600 8 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 2 SB
White as lilies was her face 1600 15 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB
Woeful heart with grief oppressed 1600 16 John Dowland Secular Madrigals 4 SATB