Friday 28 January 2022 7:30PM

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Thomas Dunford lute

A Musical Banquet


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


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  • Iestyn Davies countertenor
  • Thomas Dunford lute

Son of the more famous John Dowland, Robert (c.1591-1641), equally a renowned lutenist, published in 1610 A Musicall Banquet furnished with varietie of delicious Ayres, Collected out of the best Authors in English, French, Spanish and Italian – a treasure of its period here realised by two of today’s leading exponents of the lute song.

  • John Dowland (1563-1626)
      • The Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Lisle, his Galliard (Sir Robert Sidney's Galliard)
  • Antony Holborne (1545-1602)
      • My heavy sprite, oppress'd with sorrow's might
  • Richard Martin
      • Change thy mind since she doth change
  • Hales (fl.1583)
      • O Eyes leave off your weeping
  • Anon
      • Go, my flock, go get you hence
      • O dear life, when shall it be?
  • Daniel Bacheler (1572-1619)
      • To plead my faith
  • Charles Tessier (c.1600)
      • In a grove most rich of shade
  • John Dowland
      • Far from triumphing court
      • Lady if you so spight me
      • In darkness let me dwell
  • Pierre Guédron (c.1570-1620)
      • Si le parler et le silence
      • Ce penser qui sans fin tirannise ma vie
      • Vous que le Bonheur rappelle
  • Anon
      • Passava Amor su arco desarmado
      • Sta notte mi sognava
      • Vuestros ojos tienen d'amor
  • Domenico Maria Melli (c.1609)
      • Se di farmi morire
  • Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
      • Dovrò dunque morire
      • Amarilli, mia bella
  • Anon
      • O bella più

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