John Dowland

These eight songs with lute were published for Dowland in 1600 by George Eastland as part of the second book of songs, with the full name page "The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres, of 2. 4. and 5. parts: With Tableture for the Luteor Orpherian, with the Violl de Gamba. Composed by JOHN DOWLAND Batcheler of Musick, and Lutenist to the King of Denmark: Also an excellent lesson for the Lute and Base Viol, called Dowlands adew." As noted by Peter Holman (1) there was a “complicated and protracted series of lawsuits relating to… [its publication] between the publisher George Eastland and [the printer] Thomas East." (2)

Eight Songs for two voices