Dowland; Flow My Tears

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  • Dowland
    • Performing Forces
      • Domestic performance
      • Voice range is 9th
      • Vocals and lute
      • Bass viol can be used
    • Texture
      • Contrapuntal
      • 5/6 notes
      • Little imitation
    • Melody
      • Extremes on compass avoided
      • Most notes between G and C
      • Falling scalic figure in bar 1
      • Ambivalence of minor key
    • Harmony
      • Root and first inversion
      • Descending 4th
      • Phrygian cadences
      • Fasle relations
      • Suspensions
      • 2 bar dominant pedal
      • Tierce de Picardie
    • Tonality
      • A minor
      • Aeolian inflections
      • B section begins in C major
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • Simple quadruple time
      • Bar 19 is 3/2
      • No two bars have the same rhythms
      • Bar 5,7,8 repeated 22-24
      • Tied and dotted
      • Syncopations
      • Rhythmic counterpoint
    • Structure
      • Tripartite
        • AABBCC
      • Irregular phrasing
      • Only repetition at bar 14
      • Number of syllables differs
    • Text Setting
      • Almost entirely syllabic
      • Cadential ornaments
      • Paired semiquavers

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