Tune of the Day: My Lady Careys Dompe
This English dance tune is believed to have emerged during the first half of the sixteenth century, with some sources dating it back to about 1520. At any rate, this 16th-century tune was most probably played on lute and harpsichord or other keyboard instruments during its heyday. There have been many arrangements of this melody down through the years, and thus recordings of it today often vary widely in sound and style. Artists tend to prefer a harpsichord rendition, with a good many focusing on the exoticisms inherent in the folk qualities of the tune. Incidentally, dompe is 16th-century English term to denote a mournful or plaintive melody or song, as well as a kind of old slow dance.
Thanks to Cidiclei for suggesting this piece!