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April 4, 2014

Saturday morning quotes 3.47: Edward Doughtie (1935 – 26 March 2014)

With much regret we report the sad news of Edward Doughtie’s passing on 26th March 2014. A frequent correspondent and a mentor who treated us as colleagues, Ed shared his knowledge and wisdom with an old-school sense of decorum. With gently wry suggestions and kind supportive words, he helped add substance to our understanding of […]

December 11, 2021

Saturday morning quotes 8.29: Mignarda reading list II

While trying to make sense of the ever-shifting state of the world this week, we take a few moments to share more quotations drawn from the Mignarda reading list. As usual, we present bits of flotsam from the constant research that informs our approach to historical music and poetry, concluding with a modicum of social […]

April 10, 2021

Saturday morning quotes 8.14: Unquiet Thoughts

We are pleased to announce the release of our long-awaited recording of English lute songs, available as of today, April 10, 2021. Unquiet Thoughts, Mignarda’s 14th album, is the capstone of decades of insight into the songs of John Dowland and his peers.  Having edited and published Dowland’s complete music for voice & lute in […]

June 19, 2020

Saturday morning quotes 7.46: Dowland and Essex

In our age of freely available music, likely purloined from artists by G**gle to be monetized at their corporate discretion, we seem to have a diminished sense of the value of a good song and the way it can seep into the consciousness of the listener to effectively tell a story, describe an event, or […]

May 23, 2020

Saturday morning quotes 7.44: Dowland’s texts

As a dazzling performer on the lute, John Dowland gained a reputation in courtly circles as a songwriter who could set great—and sometimes not so great—poetry that would most certainly be  heard by the most delicate, discerning and despotic ears.  Employing a superstar musician to showcase one’s wit and worth was an essential aspect of […]

May 15, 2020

Saturday morning quotes 7.43: Dowland

Having released our new edition of John Dowland: Complete Ayres for Voice & Lute just last week, we pause to reflect on some of the insights gained performing this magical music over a span of decades, and what we have learned from having touched each and every note of Dowland’s significant body of work for […]

May 8, 2020

Saturday morning quotes 7.42: Dowland Lute songs

Last week’s Unquiet Thoughts closed with a promise of more on the theme of lute songs, and today we can finally announce the news that, after years of concentrated work, our new edition, John Dowland: Complete Ayres for Voice & Lute is now available.  The music has been carefully transcribed, edited for accuracy, formatted for […]

November 16, 2019

Saturday morning quotes 7.29: Dowland looms large

“How hard an enterprise it is, in this skillfull and curious age, to commit our priuate labours to the publike viewe…” – John Dowland, “To the courteous Reader”, The First Booke of Songs or Ayres, 1597. We are back for a brief post after having had an unexpectedly full schedule over the summer.  The locale […]

November 10, 2018

Saturday morning quotes 7.18: Last tear

We return with just a few final words supplementary to our seven-part series on John Dowland’s Lachrimæ or Seaven Teares, and we add a bit more commentary on the most substantial piece of evidence revealing a glimpse of the character of the man himself,  Dowland’s 1595 letter to Robert Cecil. In a previous post, we […]

October 27, 2018

Saturday morning quotes 7.17: XV

Quindecim annos on October 25th 2003, Duo Mignarda performed their first concert at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus in Cleveland, Ohio.  The program was based around music from the court of the last of the Valois monarchs, Henri III, featuring the music of Polish lutenist Jakob Reys (Jacques Polonois), and French airs from the […]