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Nocturnal – lute music from Dowland to Britten

Catalogue numberBIS-2082 SACD
Release date2018-06-10
Orig. sample rate192000Hz
Total time83:17

One of today’s foremost exponents of his instrument, Jakob Lindberg arrived at the lute by way of the guitar and played both for several years. When he decided to devote himself exclusively to the historic lute repertoire it was with some regret that he gave up his first love. During his last year with the modern guitar Lindberg was working on Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland, one of the seminal guitar works of the 20th century. Much later, when he learned that Britten had originally had in mind to compose a piece for the lute, he started to experiment playing sections of Nocturnal on his Renaissance lute, and soon decided to make a transcription of the complete work.

Nocturnal is based on John Dowland’s four-part song Come, Heavy Sleep, and inspired by this, Jakob Lindberg has placed it as the centre piece of a recital with mostly Elizabethan pieces, many of which also evoke aspects of the night. Dowland himself is represented by a selection of six lute solos, while the opening section consists of five pieces by Dowland’s older colleague Anthony Holborne. The closing track is by Holborne’s contemporary, John Johnson, and bids the listener Good Night and Good Rest.

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Extra material for download
  Composer: Holborne, Anthony
01 The Honeysuckle 01:45 $ 0.42 USD
02 Muy Linda  01:22 $ 0.33 USD
03 The Night Watch  01:37 $ 0.39 USD
04 Countess of Pembroke’s Paradise 04:21 $ 1.04 USD
05 The Fairy Round 01:27 $ 0.35 USD
  Composer: Collard, Edward
06 Go From My Window  03:20 $ 0.80 USD
07 Hugh Aston’s Ground 04:47 $ 1.16 USD
  Composer: Bacheler, Daniel
08 Pavan  05:01 $ 1.22 USD
  Composer: Danyel, John
09 Mrs Anne Grene her Leaves be Green 04:52 $ 1.20 USD
  Composer: Anonymous
10 The Flowers of the Forest 01:05 $ 0.26 USD
11 Remember me at Evening 01:22 $ 0.33 USD
12 The English Nightingale 02:58 $ 0.72 USD
  Composer: Byrd, William
13 Lullaby  03:56 $ 0.97 USD
  Composer: Britten, Benjamin, Dowland, John
14 Nocturnal, after John Dowland, Op. 70 17:48 $ 4.34 USD
  Composer: Dowland, John
15 A Dream 02:41 $ 0.65 USD
16 A Fancy  02:41 $ 0.65 USD
17 Orlando Sleepeth 01:15 $ 0.30 USD
18 Galliard to Lachrimae 03:03 $ 0.74 USD
19 Mr Dowland’s Midnight 00:56 $ 0.22 USD
20 Farewell 05:30 $ 1.32 USD
  Composer: Johnson, John
21 Passingmeasures Pavan 02:57 $ 0.71 USD
22 Carman’s Whistle 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
23 Good Night and Good Rest 04:40 $ 1.24 USD
  Album total 83:17
LuteLindberg, Jakob
Bacheler, Daniel
Britten, Benjamin
Byrd, William
Collard, Edward
Danyel, John
Dowland, John
Holborne, Anthony
Johnson, John
ArrangerCutting, Francis

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