Renaissance

Wascha Mesa by Hans Newsidler

(Wascha Mesa) Italian Dance by Hans Neusidler (1508-1563) Hans Neusidler was one of the leading figures in the development of 16th cnetury German Lute music. He achieved considerable success not only as a performer and composer, but also as a lute maker and teacher. His sons, Melchior and Conrad (he had 13 children altogether), were …

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Tarleton’s Riserrectione by John Dowland

Tarleton’s Riserrectione by John Dowland (1563-1626) John Dowland 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, …

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Mrs Winter’s Jump by John Dowland

Mrs Winter’s Jump by John Dowland (1563-1626) John Dowland 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 …

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Orlando Sleepeth by John Dowland

Orlando Sleepeth by John Dowland (1563-1626) Grade 2 Intermediate. Time 0:49 John Dowland 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 …

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Greensleeves 16th century Traditional English

Greensleeves– Traditional English This is a short and sweet song. “Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song and tune, a ground of the form called a romanesca. Romanesca is a song form popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It was most popular with Italian composers of the early Baroque period.