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!