This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.
Google Books has Dowland’s First book of airs, part 1 available for download.
Contents, Part 1:
- Unquiet Thoughts
- Who ever thinks or hopes of love for love
- My thoughts are winged with hopes
- If my complaints could passions move
- Can she excuse my wrongs with virtue’s cloak?
- Now, O now I needs must part
- Dear, if you change I’ll never choose again
- Burst forth, my tears
- Go, crystal tears
- Think’st thou then by thy feigning?
Note: I have posted many of these songs already, but only the versions in which the lute tabulature was transcribed. I encourage performers to avoid the versions with rewritten accompaniments.