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Dowland - A Game of Mirrors: Acoustic jazz arrangements of Dowland songs set for soprano, guitar & theorbo / Anne Magouet, soprano

Album Summary

>Anonymous, English : The Willow Song (a.k.a. "The Willow", "The Poor Soul Sat Sighing", "Willow, Willow")
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Clear or cloudy sweet as Aprill showring, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come away come sweet love, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : All ye whom love or fortune hath betrayed (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices & lute
>Dowland, John [Composer] : The lowest trees have tops, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
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Notes & Reviews:

Dowland - A Game of Mirrors' is a sophisticated merging of modern jazz and English renaissance music. The French jazz guitarist/composer David Chevallier conceived this project based on the original melodies by John Dowland, and then created his own instrumental arrangements for guitar and theorbo, which give the well-known songs a completely new sound. New acoustic jazz arrangements of Dowland Songs. Set for soprano, guitar and theorbo. Booklet in English & French

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbaye de Noirlac, Bruère-Allichamps, France (02/2013).



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Works Details

>Anonymous, English : The Willow Song (a.k.a. "The Willow", "The Poor Soul Sat Sighing", "Willow, Willow")
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Clear or cloudy sweet as Aprill showring, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Come away come sweet love, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : All ye whom love or fortune hath betrayed (First Book of Songs), for 4 voices & lute
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : The lowest trees have tops, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1603

>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
  • Performers: David Chevallier (Guitar); David Chevallier (Theorbo); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Anne Magouët (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1610