AMIP 01 Dowland & Farnaby, Lachrimae for Wind Quintet
Woodwind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb , Horn in F, Bassoon)
Advanced level; Duration 4 minutes
Dowland’s five-part pavane ‘Lachrimae Antiqua’ (1604) is at the core of this arrangement. The repeats of the first and second section have been replaced by doubles variations based on Farnaby’s keyboard homage to Dowland’s masterpiece in the Fitzwilliam Virginals Book (c 1614). The doubles maintain the consistency of musical material, but ,through the various faster keyboard motifs, also provide contrast to the sustained slow playing of the Dowland original. The third section of the pavane with its incomparable harmonic modernity speaks for itself in conclusion. An excellent concert piece.