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15631626, Feb
an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal), "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Early music revival has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.
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10/28/1612-John Dowland appointed court lutenist of King James I 
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John Bennet
...well as Weep, O Mine Eyes. The latter is an homage to John Dowland, using part of Dowland's most famous piece, Flow...
Tobias Hume
...over the then-dominant lute, something which caused John Dowland to publish a rebuttal of Hume's ideas.
William Leighton
...21 composers (among them John Bull, William Byrd, John Dowland and Martin Peerson), including eight by himself. There...
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