The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (John Dowland)

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General description

Title: The First Booke of Songes or Ayres of four parts with Tabulature for the Lute

Publication date and place: 1597 in London.

Description: The first of John Dowland's 3 books.

Facsimile:

Works included

No. Title Voices Voices Comments
1 Unquiet thoughts 4
2 Who ever thinks or hopes of love for love 4
3 My thoughts are winged with hopes 4
4 If my complaints could passions move 4
5 Can she excuse my wrongs with virtue's cloak 4
6 Now, O now, I needs must part 4
7 Dear, if you change I'll never choose again 4
8 Burst forth my tears 4
9 Go crystal tears 4
10 Thinkst thou then by thy feigning 4
11 Come away, come sweet love 4
12 Rest a while you cruel cares 4
13 Sleep wayward thoughts 4
14 All ye, whom love or fortune hath betrayed 4
15 Wilt thou unkind thus reave me of my heart? 4
16 Would my conceit that first enforced my woe 4
17 Come again sweet love doth now invite 4
18 His golden locks time hath to silver turn'd 4
19 Awake sweet love thou art returned 4
20 Come heavy sleep 4
21 Away with these self-loving lads 4
22 A Galliard for two to play upon one Lute

Works at CPDL

No. Title Lyricist Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices Instruments
1 Unquiet thoughts Secular Partsongs 4 SATB Lute
2 Who ever thinks or hopes of love for love Fulke Greville Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
3 My thoughts are wing'd George Clifford Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
4 If my complaints could passions move Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
5 Can she excuse my wrongs Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
6 Now, O now, I needs must part John Dowland Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
7 Dear, if you change Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
8 Burst forth my tears Anonymous lyricist Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
9 Go crystal tears Secular Partsongs 4 SATB a cappella and/or lute
10 Think'st thou then by thy feigning Secular Partsongs 4 SATB Lute
11 Come away, come sweet love Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
12 Rest a while you cruel cares Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
13 Sleep wayward thoughts Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
14 All ye, whom love or fortune hath betrayed Secular Madrigals 4 SATB Lute or a cappella
15 Wilt thou unkind thus reave me Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
16 Would my conceit that first enforc'd my woe Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
17 Come again sweet love doth now invite Secular Lute songs 4 SATB, SSAA Lute
18 His golden locks time hath to silver turn'd George Peele Secular Partsongs 4 SATB Lute
19 Awake, sweet love Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
20 Come heavy sleep Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute
21 Away with these self-loving lads Secular Lute songs 4 SATB Lute