Dowland: The Collected Works
The Consort of Musicke/Rooley
Decca E452 5632
A one-stop shop for Dowland’s major works in 12 authoritative discs.
Complete Lute Music
Nigel North (Lute)
Supple, sensitive and warmly recorded, North’s artful set is a steal at budget price.
The Parley of Instruments
The Parley of Instruments performs Lachrimae as a violin consort, giving the work a brighter edge.
Mark Padmore (tenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Craig Ogden (guitar)
Mark Padmore’s judicious anthology comes with the added bonus of Britten’s guitar tribute to Dowland.