– Dowland, master of melancholy

The song by Dowland, as brought by the MaGMa Trio during their concert “Winter Silence”.

John Dowland (1563–1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as “Come, heavy sleep”, “Come again” and “Flow, my tears“. The latter also knows a number of instrumental versions.

Flow, my tears, fall from your springs!
Exiled for ever, let me mourn;
Where night’s black bird her sad infamy sings,
There let me live forlorn.

Have a nice week!

Marijke Persijn

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