Most artists fall under one distinct genre of music and very slightly relate to other genres. When listening to Dowland’s music, a repetitive chorus carried throughout each piece. Sting himself performed the vocal parts of the work occasionally juxtaposed with his own lute playing, while his companion Edin Karamazov plays the lute. Eventually the lute went “out of style” according to Sting, however in Dowland’s day the lute symbolized a specialized instrument for those talented enough to strum each of its fifteen strings.
Dowland’s music as a whole contains a melancholy, but also uplifting mood. The music almost sounds similar to Baroque opera in regard to the low pitch and the use of multiple pauses and dragging of the lyrics. In addition to categorizing Dowland’s music as pop music, Sting claims that Dowland’s pieces have an economic feeling to them. According to Sting, economic music means a very organized and spare approach to the dynamics of each work. Dowland’s music falls under both categories of art and pop music in regard to the way it is performed and the composition behind each