Dowland, John - My Lord Willoughby His Welcome Home - Duo

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Re: Dowland, John - My Lord Willoughby His Welcome Home - Duo

Post by remmus » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:38 pm

Thanks Nok! :D
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Post by skmcclure » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:18 pm

Beautiful. Well done by you both.

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Post by remmus » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:00 pm

skmcclure wrote:Beautiful. Well done by you both.
Thanks!
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Re: Dowland, John - My Lord Willoughby His Welcome Home - Duo

Post by Noadman » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:56 pm

Very nice interpretation! Makes me want to take a new look at this piece. It's always seemed a bit intimidating.

Thanks both of you for sharing it with everyone.
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Post by Arctic_Guardian » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:19 pm

Sounds nice and clear!
Just out of curiosity - isn´t it supposed to be played a little faster? I mean I´ve never seen the original manuscript, but that´s how my teacher taught me and how e.g. bream plays it.

Greetings, Guardian

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Post by remmus » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:02 pm

Arctic_Guardian wrote:Sounds nice and clear!
Just out of curiosity - isn´t it supposed to be played a little faster? I mean I´ve never seen the original manuscript, but that´s how my teacher taught me and how e.g. bream plays it.

Greetings, Guardian

Thanks Noadman and Arctic_Guardian for the kind comments.

A_G - I feel the final tempo of a piece should be a personal choice. I've heard it played professionally both ways, fast and slow. I prefer the slower version but that doesn't negate the beauty of the faster ones. I do however, think we should speed this up a bit because it does seem a tad on the slow side.

I found the words to the song which tells us bit about Lord Willoughby:

The fifteenth day of July
With glistening spear and shield,
The famous fight in Flanders
Was foughten in the field.
The most courageous officers
Were English captains three,
But the greatest in the battle
Was brave Lord Willoughby.
“Stand to it noble pikesmen
And look you round about,
And shoot your right ye bowmen
And we will keep them out.
You musket and cavalrymen
Do you prove true to me,
I’ll be the foremost man in the fight”
Said brave Lord Willoughby.
Then quoth the Spanish general
“Come let us march away,
For I fear we shall be spoiled all
If we here longer stay.
For yonder comes Lord Willoughby
With courage fierce and fell,
He will not give one inch of way
For all the devils in hell.”
And then the fearful enemy
Was quickly put to flight,
Our men pursued courageously
And caught their forces quite.
But at the last they gave a shout
Which echoed through the sky,
“God and Saint George for England”
The conquerors did cry.
To the soldiers that were maimed
Or wounded in the fray,
The Queen allowed a pension
Of eighteen pence a day.
And from all costs and charges
She quit and set them free,
And this she did all for the sake
Or brave Lord Willoughby.
So courage noble Englishmen
And never be afraid,
For if we be but one to ten
We will not be afraid.
To fight the foreign enemy
And set our country free,
And thus I end my bloody bout
Of brave Lord Willoughby.
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Post by fuyioioih » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:50 am

Hi Remmus,

Thanks for this. It's beautiful.

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Post by Montgomery » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:45 am

I really enjoyed listening to this. I love the tempo by the way. :merci:

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