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AlthoughoneofDowland'smorecompIexworks,thisfantasia willnotbefoundtobe
as difficult as it loobowing to the Iute tuningon the guitar. Itis taken from Robert
Dowland'sVariery ojLute Lessons (1610).
In general, the music is clear in its intention, working from a majestic exposition
throughanexcitingfinale.
Suggestedtempois J=100.
m This is a hard trill jor the third and jourth fingers, but the tablature shows ali the notes
on the same (second) stringo .
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III. Lift the bar enough to allow the open E to sound while sustaining the GI.
mIt is important to establish clearly the change oj tempo. Possibly a sUght hold here is
appropriate,jollowed by afirm downbeat to begin the 618 time.
JohnDowland

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