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Sleep, wayward thoughts
composer
1597; A Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres
author of text

Recordings
'Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal' (CDA67648)
Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
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Details
Track 7 on CDA67648 [1'22]

Sleep, wayward thoughts
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Sleep, wayward thoughts exists in arrangements for lyra viol, lute, and just as a tune and bass. It became a repertoire standard so familiar that John Playford included it, shorn of words and Dowland’s syncopated lute part, as an example of four-part harmony in some editions of his Introduction to the Skill of Music. We’ve used a version of this as a prelude introducing Come, heavy Sleep.

from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67648 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-64807
Duration
1'22
Recording date
7 February 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal (CDA67648)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 2008
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