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Blame Not My Lute

Robert Aubry Davis and Ronn McFarlane have given live performances this program of Elizabethan lute music and poetry many times over the past 20 years.  And they have finally committed the program to CD, which includes a CD booklet (written by Robert Aubry Davis) that delves into the stories behind the music and verse.  The poetry of William Shakespeare, Thomas Wyatt, Richard Barnfield and the bawdy Thomas d’Urfey intertwine with the music of John Dowland, William Byrd and the prolific Anonymous.


February 23, 2010


  1. Bonny Sweet Boy
  2. Blame Not My Lute
  3. Lady Hunsdon's Puffe, P. 54
  4. Henry VIII: Act 3: The Queen's Apartments (Music: Melancholy Galliard By J. Dowland)
  5. Kemp's Jig
  6. Packington's Pound
  7. A Woman Killed With Kindness
  8. Lachrimae, P. 15
  9. The Taming of the Shrew, Act II: Scene 1
  10. Mrs. Winter's Jump, P. 55
  11. Sonnet Lvii: Like As The Lute (Music: Go From My Window, P. 64 By J. Dowland)
  12. When to her lute Corinna sings
  13. My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, P. 66
  14. Upon Julia's Voice
  15. Pavana in F Major, No. 1, "Bray" (arr. F. Cutting)
  16. If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree (music: Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard, P. 19 by J. Dowland)
  17. The Wanton Trick
  18. The 2 Gentlemen of Verona, Act III: Scene 2
  19. Fantasia No. 7 in D Minor
  20. Nosce Teipsum: Objection 1 - Answer - Objection 2 - Answer (music: Fortune my foe, P. 62 by J. Dowland)
  21. A Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, her Galliard, P. 41
  22. My lute awake (music: Tarleton's Resurrection, P. 59 by J. Dowland)
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