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Can doleful notes?

1601; from Book of Songs, dedicated to Mrs Anne Grene, daugther of Sir William Grene of Milton
author of text

Nigel Short (countertenor), David Miller (lute)
Recording details: March 1994
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: March 1995
Total duration: 8 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life by Harmen Steenwyck (1612-after 1655)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
Can doleful notes?  [2'26]
No, let chromatic tunes  [3'41]
Uncertain turns of thought  [2'18]

Other recordings available for download

Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)


'This recording will transport you back to rural England at the turn of the 17th century … an entertaining selection of vocal solo and quartet music' (Gramophone)

'Music of the very highest quality … if you only have one lute-song disc in your collection it should be this one' (Early Music Review)

'Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

Other albums featuring this work

English Lute Songs
CDH55249Helios (Hyperion's budget label)