`Lachrimae or seaven teares figured in seaven passionate pavans with divers other pavans galliards and allemands set forth for the lute viols or violons in five parts`. A set of seven pavanes for five viols and lute each based on the theme derived from the lute song `Flow my tears`.
It was published in London in 1604 when Dowland was employed as lutenist to Christian IV of Denmark.
1. Lachrimae Antiquae lat. Old tears already existed as a lute solo and a song.
2. Lachrimae Antiquae Novae lat. Old tears renewed is a harmonic parody of Lachrimae Antiquae.
3. Lachrimae Gementes lat. Sighing tears
4. Lachrimae Tristes lat. Sad tears
5. Lachrimae Coactae lat. Forced tears is a harmonic parody of Lachrimae Tristes.
6. Lachrimae Amantis lat. A Lover`s tears
7. Lachrimae Veræ lat. True tears