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Away with these self-loving lads

1597; A Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres
author of text

Away with these self-loving lads strikes nearer the bone of Elizabeth’s self-imposed chastity. This song has an exuberant accompaniment that shadows the text with chords rather than counterpoint—a ‘continuo’ style of lute-playing unlike the contrapuntal one which Dowland preferred for other songs, and of course for his fantasias.

from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008

Away with these self-loving lads s’attaque en profondeur à la chasteté volontaire d’Élisabeth. Ce song présente un accompagnement exubérant qui colle au texte et préfère les accords au contrepoint—un style «continuo» de jeu de luth bien différent du style contrapuntique que Dowland privilégia dans d’autres songs et, naturellement, dans ses fantaisies.

extrait des notes rédigées par Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Away with these self-loving lads („Hinweg ihr selbstverliebten Herr’n“) kommt Elisabeths selbstverordneter Keuschheit näher. Das song has eine überschwängliche Begleitung, die dem Text mit Akkorden anstelle eines Kontrapunkts schattenhaft folgt—ein Lautenspiel, dass eher dem Rezitativstil gleicht als dem von Dowland in anderen Liedern, und natürlich in seinen Fantasien, vorgezogenen kontrapunktischen Stil.

aus dem Begleittext von Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Deutsch: Elke Hockings


Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal


Track 4 on CDA67648 [2'35]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67648 track 4

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 4
    Release date: January 2008
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