Sunday 22 March 2020 7:30PM

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Thomas Dunford lute

England’s Orpheus

Additional notes

Change of Running Order
The running order for this concert has changed and will now be as listed below:


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Iestyn Davies countertenor
  • Thomas Dunford lute

In the countertenor’s collaboration with a leading lutenist, the works of the ‘Orpheus Britannicus’ are placed in the context of his musical predecessors and descendants.

  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Lord, what is man? (A Divine Hymn) Z192
        • Sweeter than roses Z585
  • Marin Marais (1656-1728)
        • Les Voix Humaines
  • Robert de Visée (c.1655-1732)
        • Chaconne
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Hendel, non può mia musa HWV117
  • John Dowland (1563-1626)
        • Preludium
        • Behold a wonder here
        • Flow my tears
        • Can she excuse my wrongs
        • Lachrimae
        • The Frog Galliard
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Radamisto HWV12
        • Ombra cara di mia sposa
  • Interval
  • Henry Purcell
      • Incidental music for Oedipus, King of Thebes Z583
        • Music for a while
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007
        • I. Prélude
  • John Dowland
        • Come again, sweet love doth now invite
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007
        • II. Allemande
  • Henry Purcell
        • O solitude, my sweetest choice Z406
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV1008
        • III. Courante
      • Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007
        • IV. Sarabande
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Saul HWV53
        • O Lord, whose mercies numberless
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Cello Suite No. 1 in G BWV1007
        • V. Menuett I and II
        • VI. Gigue
  • Henry Purcell
        • Now that the sun hath veiled his light (An Evening Hymn on a Ground) Z193

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