The Firste Booke of Songes

The Firste Booke of Songes is the title of a compilation of songs written by John Downland and first published in 1597. It consists of 21 songs and 1 lute piece and it was originally dedicated to Sir George Carey, Baron of Hunsdon. The original title page reads 'The First Booke of Songes or Ayres of fowre partes with Tableture for the Lute: So made that all the partes together, or either of them seuerally may be song to the Lute, Orpherian or Viol de gambo, Also, an inuention, for two to ... more

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The Firste Booke of Songes - Complete Score (London: Peter Short, 1597)
The Firste Booke of Songes - Complete Score (London: Peter Short, 1600)
The Firste Booke of Songes - Complete Score (London: Humphrey Lownes, 1606)
The Firste Booke of Songes - Complete Score ( London: Humphrey Lownes, 1613)
The Firste Booke of Songes - Introduction and Contents (William Chappell - 1809-1888)
The Firste Booke of Songes - Scores (William Chappell - 1809-1888)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 1. Unquiet thoughts (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 2. Who ever thinks or hopes of love for love (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 3. My thoughts are wing'd (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 4. If my complaints could passions move (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 5. Can she excuse my wrongs (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 6. Now o now I needs must part (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 7. Dear, if you change (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 8. Burst forth, my tears (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 9. Go, crystal tears (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 10. Thinkst thou then by thy feigning (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 11. Come away, come sweet love (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 12. Rest a while, you cruel cares (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 13. Sleep, wayward thoughts (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 14. All ye, whom love or fortune hath betray'd (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 15. Wilt thou unkind thus reave me (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 16. Would my conceit that first enforc'd my woe (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 17. Come again: Sweet love doth now invite (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 18., His golden locks time hath to silver turn'd (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 19. Awake, sweet love, thou art return'd (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 20. Come, heavy sleep (Ulrich Alpers)
The Firste Booke of Songes - 21. Away with these self-loving lads (Ulrich Alpers)

John Dowland

John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, singer, and lutenist. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, ...