[PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

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[PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

Post by pogmoor » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:22 pm

Rob McKillop posted an MP3 of this pavan a few days ago (played on a gut strung guitar in lute tuning) viewtopic.php?f=72&t=46159#p496536. I was so moved by his playing that I dug out an arrangement of the piece I'd started a couple of years ago and had another look at it. First time round I wasn't sure it would work on a modern guitar in normal tuning, but hearing how Rob interprets the piece led me to think perhaps it would, and so here's my attempt. I hope to follow it with an MP3 once I've got the piece sounding a bit better, but I don't think I can get it to Rob's standard :(

The arrangement is based on the version in The Collected Lute Music of John Dowland (Poulton). I've included some fingering suggestions where I didn't think it was straightforward. I play it with most of the top string E's open, which is not always the case in the lute original. Fingering in the 2nd half of bar 21 needs some thought and may depend on whether or not you have large hands (or play with a capo) :!:

You can also find the piece (and some other Dowland) on my website.
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Re: [PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

Post by Vesuvio » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:54 am

Good morning Eric,

Thank you very much for sharing this with us, I think Rob's recordings will have attracted the interest of a great many members,

Best wishes, V :D :merci:
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Post by stonearc » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:22 am

Hello Eric, I was just watching Rob's MP3 and happily came across your arrangement. Thank you for posting it.

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Post by ryanmarod » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:48 pm

Excellent work, thanks for sharing.

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Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:03 am

Thank you for the pdf of this piece! Very nice!

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Re: [PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

Post by attila57 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks for this beautifully edited score.
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Re: [PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

Post by too » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:45 pm

Hi all,

after some days of searching "A Dream" transcription, I found this forum and this thread offering a transcription of this beautiful piece.
After registering as a new user, I logged in an reloaded this page which sorrily still states "You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post."

Don't know what I'm doing wrong and kindly ask for support and/or a copy of the promoted PDF.

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Re: [PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

Post by George Crocket » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:52 pm

Hi too. It takes two ( :D ) approved posts to gain access. It should be fine now.
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Re: [PDF] Dowland, John - (Poulton 75) A Dream

Post by too » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:31 am

Haha .... thank you George. Impatience is hard to endure ... :lol:
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