In darkness let me dwell

John Dowland: In darkness let me dwell – Fine knacks for ladies
Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré
His Master's Voice C.3951 [78rpm, 30cm]

Matrix number (printed on label):
side 1: 2EA 14253
side 2: 2EA 14254


    John Dowland
  1. In darkness let me dwell

  2. John Dowland
  3. Fine knacks for ladies

Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Desmond Dupré (guitar)

Recording site and date:
No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London, England [10/12/1949];
Rel.: 1950

EMI / His Master's Voice "The HMV Treasury" HLM 7234 [LP] Alfred Deller - The Early Recordings: 1949-1953.
EMI Classics "References" 7243 5 65501 2 4 [CD] Alfred Deller - HMV Recordings, 1949-1954.

Reviewed in:
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 27/321-162 (Feb 1950)

Information from LP & CD.
This is the first Deller's recording with Desmond Dupré, playing guitar (and not lute as per later recordings). Their association lasted until Dupré's death in 1972.

Another Dowland recording from this era:

John Dowland - Ayres for 4 Voices, Vol. 1
The Golden Age Singers
Westminster "Limited Edition Series" WLE 102 [LP, mono]

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