Top John Dowland Albums
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Dowland: In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Dowland: In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Related Information for John Dowland
John Dowland (1563–1626) was an English, possibly Irish-born, composer, singer, and lutenist.Very little is known of Dowland's early life, but it is generally thought he was born in London, or possibly Dublin. It is known that he went to Paris in 1580 where he was in service to the ambassador to the French court. He became a Roman Catholic at this time, which he claimed led to his not being offered a post at Elizabeth I's Protestant court. (However, he had told nobody of his conversion.) He worked instead for many years at the court of Christian IV of Denmark. He returned to England in 1606 and in 1612 secured a post as one of James I's lutenists. He died in London on the 20th February 1626.Most of Dowland's music... read more