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Mister Dowland's Midnight - Lute music of John Dowland performed on the classical guitar / Christoph Denoth, guitar

Album Summary

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mrs. Winters Jump, for lute, P 55
>Dowland, John [Composer] : The Right Honourable the Lady Rich, her Gaillard (Dowland's Bells), for lute, P 43
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lord Strang's March, song arranged for lute, P 65
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia), for lute, P 3
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Queene Elizabeth, her Galliard (The Queen's Galliard), for lute, P 97
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Preludium, for lute, P 98
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lachrimae, pavan for lute (music by Dowland poss. arr. by W.Wigthorpe)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : The Frog Galliard, for lute, P 23
>Dowland, John [Composer] : My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, for lute, P 66
>Dowland, John [Composer] : A Coy Toy, for lute, P 80 (possibly spurious)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mellancoly Galliard, for lute, P 25
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Tarleton's Resurrection, for lute, P 59
>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if a day, ballad setting for lute, P 79 (possibly spurious)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fortune My Foe, song arranged for lute, P 62
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lady Hunsdon's Almain (Lady Hunsdon's Puffe), for lute, P 54
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard, for lute, P 19
>Dowland, John [Composer] : The King of Denmark, his Galliard, for lute, P 40
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Orlando Sleepeth, arrangement for lute, P 61
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Round Battle Galliard, for lute, P 39
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Sir John Smith, his Almain, for lute, P 47
>Dowland, John [Composer] : The Shoemaker's Wife, a Toy, for lute, P 58
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mrs Nichols Almand (Mistress Nichols Almand), for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mrs White's Nothing, for lute, P 56
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mr Dowland's Midnight, almain for lute, P 99
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth explores the enchanting lute music of John Dowland, in collection of his own arrangements made from Dowland's original handwritten scores. Christoph Denoth writes on the appeal of Dowland: "Dowland, the melancholic poet of the silvery sound of the lute, is free of any instrumental limitation that might have affected his compositions. The melodic and, at the same time, contrapuntal and harmonic approach of his music is both wonderful and unique. Its expression is one of noble sadness, melancholy, and tears, but the beauty is genuine and always caught my attention and appealed to my heart."

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
There are 25 pieces here. Most are short charmers like 'Mistress White's Nothing' or 'My Lady Hunssdon's Puffe'. The longest work is a deeply felt performance of the 'Lachrymae Pavan'. All are well played and all are worth hearing. Teachers will enjoy having performances of intermediate level works we give our students. And anyone who loves Dowland will enjoy these as well.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2014
The Swiss-born guitarist assembles an anthology of well-loved Dowland 'pops'. His attentive colouring and expressive interventions seduce but sometimes distract.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2014
Denoth is superbly placed to exploit the cantabile and colouristic properties of his instrument. And if, like others before him, he is perhaps too ready to take John Dowland's melancholia at face value...it's this credulousness which gives his arrangements and their performances so much of their beauty and power.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kirche Blumenstein, Switzerland.



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>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mrs. Winters Jump, for lute, P 55
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : The Right Honourable the Lady Rich, her Gaillard (Dowland's Bells), for lute, P 43
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lord Strang's March, song arranged for lute, P 65
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: March

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia), for lute, P 3
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Queene Elizabeth, her Galliard (The Queen's Galliard), for lute, P 97
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Preludium, for lute, P 98
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lachrimae, pavan for lute (music by Dowland poss. arr. by W.Wigthorpe)
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : The Frog Galliard, for lute, P 23
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, for lute, P 66
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : A Coy Toy, for lute, P 80 (possibly spurious)
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mellancoly Galliard, for lute, P 25
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Tarleton's Resurrection, for lute, P 59
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if a day, ballad setting for lute, P 79 (possibly spurious)
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fortune My Foe, song arranged for lute, P 62
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lady Hunsdon's Almain (Lady Hunsdon's Puffe), for lute, P 54
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard, for lute, P 19
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : The King of Denmark, his Galliard, for lute, P 40
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Orlando Sleepeth, arrangement for lute, P 61
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Round Battle Galliard, for lute, P 39
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Sir John Smith, his Almain, for lute, P 47
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : The Shoemaker's Wife, a Toy, for lute, P 58
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mrs Nichols Almand (Mistress Nichols Almand), for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mrs White's Nothing, for lute, P 56
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mr Dowland's Midnight, almain for lute, P 99
  • Performer: Christoph Denoth (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626