Melancholy Galliard by Dowland (PDF)
Melancholy Galliard (Poulton No. 25) by John Dowland (1563-1626). Originally for lute. PDF Sheet music or tab for classical guitar. Includes both a Notation-Only Edition and a Tab Edition. Left hand fingering. The level is Late-Intermediate (Grade 8) due to some larger chord shapes and barre. This is a PDF Download
Please note: The sheet music is fingered for relative lute tuning (tune the 3rd string down to F sharp), see videos below for lesson info.
John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs and lute compositions. This beautiful work is an example of the variety that occurs within Dowland's galliards and certainly showcases the mournful but also hopeful character of his solo compositions. Here’s the YouTube Lesson Link if you want to watch it there.