John Dowland (1563 – 1626) was an English Renaissance
composer, singer, and lutenist. He is best known today
for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep"
(the basis for Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal), "Come
again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In
darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has
undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's
Early Music Revival has been a continuing source of
repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.
"Where Sin Sore Wounding" was composed by Dowland in
1612 and is taken from "A Pilgrimes Solace" (no.
Although originally written for Voice (SATB) and
Continuo, I created this arrangement for Woodwind
Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet & Bassoon).