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News 2015: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.25: Dowland leads the way" (05 Nov 2015)

Contributed by admin on Nov 07, 2015

"Those of us interested in the more obscure corners of historical music from Elizabethan times owe a debt of gratitude to Edmund Horace Fellowes (1870 – 1951).  Fellowes unearthed, studied, transcribed and published an enormous amount of historical music, including Tudor Church Music, madrigals, and thirty-two volumes of English lute songs, making all available for further study by those who followed in his footsteps.  ...

As is usually the case with those who lead the way, he got quite a lot of the details wrong, and his published “corrections” to the lyrics of lute songs inspired Diana Poulton to  restore the originals, giving us a heightened sense of appreciation for the marriage of Tudor/Stuart language and music. ..."

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