Flow My Tears by John Dowland - Complete Summary

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Piece:
Flow
My
Tears
Composer:
John
Dowland:
Melody
Point
Bar
number
Mostly
syllabic
Paired
semiquaver
melismas
1
+
15
Falling
4th
figure
1
Much
of
the
melodic
material
is
based
on
1
the
falling
scalic
(4th)
figure
Vocal
range
of
a
minor
9th
Exceptions
of
the
falling
scalic
(4th)
12-14
melodic
figure
=
rising
3rd
melodic
figure
Exceptions
of
syllabic
writing
are
7-23
cadenctial
ornamentation
`Happie'
highest
note
is
on
the
1st
syllable,
falling
a
4th
in
a
descending
sequence
Harmony
Point
Bar
number
Tierce
de
picardie
Ending
bar
False
relations
5
Phrygian
Cadences
(IVb-V)
Last
bar
Descending
4th
melody
line
provides
1
and
2
contours
for
bass
line
4-3
and
7-6
suspensions
Bar
7
and
2
Section
C
begins
with
2-bar
dominant
Section
C
pedal
Using
chords
with
root
position
+
1st
21
inversion
Tonality
Point
Bar
number
Starts
in
A
minor
Section
B
is
in
C
major
Returns
to
A
minor
Modal,
Aeolian
in
A

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Rhythm
Point
Bar
number
In
4/4
but
bar
19
is
in
3/2
19
No
two
bars
of
solo
have
the
same
22,
23-24
rhythm
­
except
22,
23-24
Tied,
dotted
notes,
rests
and
syncopation
creates
supple
line
to
accommodate
stresses
Longer
notes
used
to
throw
weight
onto
Live
(bar
7)
words
of
stronger
meaning
e.g.…read more

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Number
of
syllables
per
line
differs,
as
does
the
music
Song
is
unified
by
material
from
opening
4
note
figure
Irregular
time
of
3/2
19
Repetition
of
text
14
Section
A
=
stanzas
1-2
1-8
Section
B
=
stanzas
3-4
9-16
Section
C
=
stanza
5
-repeated
17-24
Section
finishes
with
perfect
cadence
8
Section
B
opens
in
C
major
+
finished
6
+
16
with
imperfect/Phrygian
cadence
Section
C
finishes
with
a
perfect
cadence
24
Instrumentation
Point
Bar
number
Lute
Voice…read more

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