Flow My Tears Stylistic Features

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  • Flow My Tears- Stylistic Features
    • Forces:  Counter-Tenor voice, lute and harpsichord.
    • Lack of dynamics written
    • Phrygian cadences typical of Renaissance music
    • Word Painting- Happie being highest note in piece. (Renaissance typical)
    • Melancholy feel important in Elizabethan England and is a main feature of Flow My Tears.
    • Vocal has fairly narrow range- 9th
    • Modality: bars 1-2 E suspension.  Bar 2 G#-G natural false relation.  Bars 12-14 the vocal solo is imitated by the lute.


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