Flow, my tears

Date: 
c. 1600
Discussion: 

A famous piece by John Dowland, also known as the "Lacrimae antiquae": there are settings for lute, lute + voice, multiple instruments, and multiple voices.

Sound: 

This is one of my favourite recordings: soprano and lute.

Composer: 
Dowland
Sheet Music: 

There are several settings on Sarge Gerbode's lute site (a fabulous resource, with many thousands of pieces).


You'll find it set as a lute-song (i.e. for solo soprano or tenor voice, and a lute) under "Flow my tears" and as a piece for five instruments (e.g. recorders) under "Lacrimae Antiquae".

Source: 
Second book of ayres
Parts: 
S + lute
Type: 
lute-song
Music Categories: 
English