> On Sep 16, 2016, at 11:21 PM, David van Ooijen <davidvanooi...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>  On Friday, 16 September 2016, Ron Andrico <[1]praelu...@hotmail.com>
>   wrote:
>>> , mainly via signature riffs (such as
>        the Lachrimae motif) and cadential events<<
>    Although I certainly 'feel' Dowland's signature  in many of the solos
>   ascribed to him, I think the falling tears motif is not a good  example
>   as it was  a stock phrase in the word painting language of the Italian
>   madrigal (and much older, I believe, but  no quotes or sources, sorry),
>   whose most direct influence on Dowland  can be found in the madrigals
>   by  Marenzio, much admired by Dowland. And the cadential  doodles are
>   typical of all English Renaissance music for lute.

Ron himself has brought up the Marenzio connection on his page:


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