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Sheet Music: Flow, My Tears

TitleFlow, My Tears
ComposerJohn Dowland (1563–1626)
 
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyA minor
RangeD4–E5
Time signature4/4
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time3:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (71 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (7 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (3 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (5 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (3 MB)
Date added2011-10-30
Last updated2011-10-30
CategoriesRenaissance

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Sunday 30 October 2011

Tune of the Day: Flow, My Tears

by John Dowland, transcribed for flute and keyboard

John Dowland originally composed this lute song (specifically, an “ayre”) in 1596 as an instrumental, under the name “Lachrimae pavane”. It soon became his signature song, literally as well as metaphorically: in fact, the composer occasionally signed his name “Jo. Dolandi de Lachrimae”.

Thanks to Jess for suggesting this song!