Arise, my muse

Iestyn Davies, Richard Egarr and friends

  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0065

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  • Iestyn Davies countertenor
  • Richard Egarr harpsichord
  • Pamela Thorby recorder
  • Tabea Debus recorder
  • Bojan Čičić violin
  • Stephen Pedder violin
  • Julia Kuhn viola, violin
  • Mark Levy viola da gamba
  • William Carter theorbo, baroque guitar

Famed for the crystalline beauty of his voice and the breath-taking daring of his artistry, British countertenor Iestyn Davies returned to Wigmore Hall with a programme reaching back to the Restoration Court to reveal the wealth of musical riches of the late 17th-century London.

For this recital, Iestyn Davies and the ensemble stepped beyond the bounds of convention to explore the works with fresh insight, delivering an invigorating yet refined and delicate performance.

Track Listing

Purcell (1659-1695)

Arise, my muse Z320
Come, ye sons of art, away Z323
Welcome to all the pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia's Day) Z339
Of old, when heroes thought it base Z333

Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)


Hail, bright Cecilia Z328
Celebrate this Festival (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary) Z321

Jeremiah Clarke (c.1674-1707)

John Blow (1648-1708)

Amphion Anglicus

William Croft (1678-1727)

Ye tuneful numbers

John Blow

Venus and Adonis


  • 25. Spoken introduction

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King Arthur Z628

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