Downland - Flow My Tears

A 2013 set work

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  • Created by: Charlie
  • Created on: 30-03-13 19:41
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  • Downland
    • Background
      • Downland was a lute player
      • Published in 1600
      • First Performance; given by composer in a private setting
      • Genre: Lute Song
    • Resources
      • Solo Voice, Lute & Viola da Gamba
      • Lute
        • 15 - 24 strings depending on size
        • A Renaissance fretted plucked instrument
    • Structure
      • Tripartite  Structure (AABBCC)
    • Melody
      • Leaps are narrow - no more than a 4th normally
      • 4 note lachrimae motif
      • Augmented motif Bar 1 - 2
      • Word setting: syllabic
        • Melisma Bar  7
    • Harmony
      • Double suspension Bar 2
      • Phyrigan Cadence Bar 2
      • False relation Bar 5
      • 7-6  suspension Bar 6
      • 4 - 3 suspension Bar 7
      • Passing 7th Bar 7
      • Tierce de Picardie, last bar
    • Tonality
      • A minor/modal
      • C Major  no prep Bar 9
      • E Major (dominant)
    • Texture
      • Imitation Bar 12 - 14
      • 3 - part counterpoint
    • Rhythm & Metre
      • Single bar - flexible rhythm Bar 19
      • Syncopation Bar 11
      • Common time - feel of 2/2

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