#3476: Dowland's Tears

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It’s almost a theme and variations edition of New Sounds, taking John Dowland’s “Flow My Tears” as a starting point and playing on the theme of tears and melancholy.  Hear mostly instrumental works based on Dowland’s “Lachrimae” pieces, the best known of which is probably "Flow my Tears," - and it eventually had words.  There’s multiple moods and variations on tears from Austrian trombonist Christian Muthspiel and an all-star quartet of musicians who “are at home in the worlds of both composed music as well as improvisation and jazz.”

Then, from the latest June Tabor record, listen to a solo piano take, “Teares,” by Welsh jazz pianist and composer Huw Warren, co-leader and founder of the jazz quartet Perfect Houseplants.  Plus, hear from the electroacoustic duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen, a collaboration between Stars Of The Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O’Halloran, and more.

PROGRAM # 3476, Dowland's Tears (First aired on 6/5/2013)                                                    





Kronos Quartet & Wu Man

Early Music

John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae pavan [4:17]

Nonesuch 79457

The Dowland Project

In Darkness Let Me Dwell

John Dowland: Flow My Tears [5:16]

ECM 1697

Christian Muthspiel 4
(Christian Muthspiel / trombone, piano recorder; Matthieu Michel/ trumpet, flugelhorn; Franck Tortiller / vibraphone;
Steve Swallow / electric bass)

Seven Teares

Bitter Tears [6:24]
Tears of Love [7:28]

ACT Music 9551-2

Luce Trio

Pieces Vol. 1

(Dowland) I Saw My Lady Weepe – Flow My Tears [5:01]


June Tabor (Huw Warren, piano solo)


Teares [3:57]

ECM 2276

The Dowland Project

In Darkness Let Me Dwell

Go Crystal Tears [7:58]

See above.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears [4:27]

Erased Tapes Records

Christian Muthspiel 4

Seven Teares

Tears of a Clown [4:29]

See above.