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Iestyn Davies, Countertenor

Silent Noon
Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall
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Fretwork by Nick White, Iestyn Davies by Chris Sorensen
There is an otherworldly beauty to the warmth and clarity of a voice blending with viols, and when Iestyn Davies is singing with the viols of Fretwork, the results are unsurpassed. The Independent said, “Iestyn Davies sings with rapturous virtuosity and uncanny beauty,” while the Evening Standard (London) proclaimed “Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet.” These early music luminaries share the pristine beauty of songs and instrumental works by leading composers of the Renaissance and Baroque.

Part of: Early Music in Weill Recital Hall


·· Asako Morikawa, Viol
·· Sam Stadlen, Viol
·· Emily Ashton, Viol
·· Jo Levine, Viol
·· Richard Boothby, Viol
Iestyn Davies, Countertenor


BYRD "My mind to me a kingdom is"

BYRD Fantasia à 5 in C

BYRD "Ye sacred muses"

BYRD In Nomine à 5, No. 5

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "The Sky above the Roof"

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS "Silent Noon" from The House of Life

GIBBONS Fantasia à 4, No. 1

JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH "Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte” (Lamento)

GESUALDO "Beltà, poi che t’assenti"

GESUALDO "Dolcissima mia vita"

GESUALDO "Sparge la morte al mio Signor nel viso"

W. LAWES Consort Sett à 5 in A Minor

PURCELL Fantasy No. 6 in F Major, Z. 737

J. JENKINS Fantasy à 5, No. 7 in C Minor

HANDEL "Già l’ebro mio ciglio" from Orlando

HANDEL Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No, 4

HANDEL "Piangerò la sorte Mia" from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

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In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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