John Dowland & Friends – Lute Songs

‘Earth, Water, Fire and Air’

Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke (Evelyn Tubb, Lucy Ballard, Andrew King, and Simon Grant) have been acknowledged world specialists in John Dowland‘s music since they began their first complete survey of his works in 1976. This 1988 digital recording has been out of print for many years, and is now available from Alto at a price sure to please. In addition to eleven tracks by Dowland, there are seven others penned by Thomas Morley, Thomas Tomkins, Matthew Locke, Thomas Weelkes, and Claudin de Sermisy.