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My Lord Chamberlain's Galliard by John Dowland

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My Lord Chamberlain, His Galliard (an invention for two to play upon one lute) is a piece by John Dowland for the lute. It was printed in his The First Booke of Songs or Ayres (London, 1597). It is the only lute duet, aside from those by Thomas Robinson, published in England.] According to Spring, the work "allows the possibility of an intimate embrace" between the two players, who must sit one upon the other's lap. Tobias Hume's work "Lesson for two to play upon one viol" (published 1605). The Lord Chamberlain referred to is George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon. The work's description is the first use of the term "invention" referring to a musical work in English. Show less
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