Lord to thee I make my moan (1597) (John Dowland)

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  • (Posted 2013-07-30)  CPDL #29741:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2013-07-30).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lord to thee I make my moan
Composer: John Dowland
Lyricist: William Whittingham
Source of text: Psalm 130:1-2 in the old metrical version.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: unknown

First published: 1597 in Henry Nowell Lamentations (John Dowland), no. 6
Description: Tune written by an unknown composer (perhaps Dowland), harmonized by John Dowland in Lamentatio Henricus Noel, apparently written for the funeral of Henry Noel in 1596-1597 (Poulton 1982). Not to be confused with Lord, to thee I make my moan (1592) (John Dowland), a different harmonization of a different tune.

External websites:


  • Poulton, Diana. 1982. John Dowland. University of California Press, 528 pp.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 130.