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Dowland

John. ?1563--1626, English lutenist and composer of songs and lute music
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Dowland, who is head at Woodridge Primary School, in north London, said his job was the perfect inspiration because "in a school something ridiculous happens every day".
Professor Brian Randell and Jon Dowland who have put together the Newcastle University exhibition showcasing 60 years of ground-breaking computing history.
However, a year after the cathedral's consecration in 2012, Dowland was put into receivership and it later filed for bankruptcy protection.
On Saturday the guitarist will play Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens, Fantasy and Farewell by English Renaissance composer, lutenist and singer John Dowland.
Certainly the thirty-eight pieces by John Dowland, including such favorites as Melancholy Galliard, Lachrimae Pavan, Orlando Sleepeth, and several well-known fantasias, are readily available in Diana Poulton's and Basil Lam's edition of his complete works for lute (The Collected Lute Music of John Dowland [London: Faber Music, 1974]).
One of the leading exponents of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music, Emma Kirkby performs a varied program including works by Pierre Guedron, Rene Mesangeau and William Lawes, John Dowland among others.
The piano begins with legato repeated [F.sub.3]s (that will continue throughout the song) in the left hand under bell-like octaves (an acciaccatura to the bottom note) in the right that play the first phrase of John Dowland's "In darkness let me dwell." The right hand then begins melodic material in minor sixths in patterns that also include bell tolls.
describing melancholy in examples from Dowland, Schubert, and Vivaldi; the element of delight in Purcell, Debussy, Liszt, Ravel, and Bach; and the factor of time from the perspective of Plato, Arthur Schopenhauer, Richard Wagner, and philosopher and musicologist Jurgen Lawrenz.
The prospect of hearing an hour of lute songs by Dowland and his contemporaries clearly appealed, as well it might.
The composers come from the 15th to the 20th centuries, and include Palestrina, Melchior Franck, Kindermann, Alcock, Soler, Hook, Du Puy, Smetana, Isaac, Dowland, Praetorius, Purcell, Gluck, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Faure, and several by the prolific Anonymous.
The viol consort will be joined by lutenist Elizabeth Kenny for a concert featuring the music of John Dowland in St Mary's Church, Warwick, on January 22.
You can also make a guitar, listen to young stars, hear Royal College of Music Professor Gary Ryan play works by JS Bach, John Dowland, Roland Dyens, Astor Piazzolla and Michael Praetorius plus his own composition, and host a workshop.