Dowland : Awake, Sweet Love

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Awake, Sweet Love

   Wedding sheet music

Dowland, John (1563-1626)
Sheet music for : Guitar

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Awake, Sweet Love

Awake, sweet love, thou art returned - Galliard

This beautiful song Awake, Sweet Love was composed by John Dowland.

It is part of Dowland's The Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres of Fowre Partes.

This book of songs was first published in London in 1597.

The lyrics of the song Awake, Sweet Love consist of four stanzas.

They celebrate the joy of requited love.

The speaker did not always feel his love returned, but he now exults in the feeling that his lover has relented her earlier disdain.

Hence his former despair is turned to perfect joy.

This score is an arrangement for guitar.

It is appropriate for Grade 3 guitar students.

Duration : 01:26

Source : John Dowland, The Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres of Fowre Partes (London, 1597)

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