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Arise, My Muse / Isetyn Davies, Richard Egarr

Davies / Egarr
Release Date: 03/04/2014 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 65   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni GabrieliHenry PurcellJohn BlowWilliam Croft,   ... 
Performer:  Tabea DebusMark LevyJulia KuhnPamela Thorby,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Canzoni et sonate (21): Sonata XXI con tre violoni by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Tabea Debus (Recorder), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), William Carter (Theorbo),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2. If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Julia Kuhn (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
William Carter (Theorbo), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Iestyn Davies ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3. Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julia Kuhn (Viola), Julia Kuhn (Violin), William Carter (Theorbo),
Mark Levy (), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4. Amphion Anglicus: Poor Celadon, he sighs in vain by John Blow
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Mark Levy (),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Julia Kuhn (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5. Ye tuneful numbers, a song with symphony, for voice & continuo by William Croft
Performer:  Tabea Debus (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Mark Levy (), Iestyn Davies (), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6. O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Tabea Debus (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Mark Levy (),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7. Spoken Introduction by Spoken Word
Performer:  Iestyn Davies ()
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8. Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday, Z 320: Arise, my muse by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
William Carter (Theorbo), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Iestyn Davies ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
9. Come ye sons of Art, away, Z 323: Strike the viol by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Tabea Debus (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Mark Levy (), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
10. Welcome to all the Pleasures, Z 339: Here the Deities approve by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julia Kuhn (Violin), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Bojan Cicic (Violin), William Carter (Theorbo),
Iestyn Davies (), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
11. Yorkshire Feast Song, Z 333: The pale & the purple rose by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Bojan Cicic (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Mark Levy (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (),
Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12. Hail! bright Cecilia, Z 328: 'Tis Nature's Voice by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Bojan Cicic (Violin), Iestyn Davies (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
13. Celebrate this festival, Z 321: Crown the altar by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Mark Levy (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), William Carter (Theorbo), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Tabea Debus (Recorder), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Iestyn Davies ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
14. Come, come along for a dance & a song: The Glory of the Arcadian Groves by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Mark Levy (), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), William Carter (Theorbo),
Tabea Debus (Recorder), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Julia Kuhn (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Iestyn Davies ()
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
15. King Arthur, Z 628: Fairest isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Stephen Pedder (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), William Carter (Theorbo), Iestyn Davies (),
Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
16. Venus & Adonis: Suite. Overture by John Blow
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord),
Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Iestyn Davies (),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17. Venus & Adonis: Suite. Cupid's Entry by John Blow
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Mark Levy (),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Iestyn Davies ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
18. Venus & Adonis: Suite. Entry: A Dance by a Huntsman by John Blow
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Mark Levy (), Iestyn Davies (),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
19. Venus & Adonis: Suite. A Dance of Cupids by John Blow
Performer:  Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Mark Levy (), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord),
Iestyn Davies (), William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
20. Venus & Adonis: Suite. Act Tune (Act 1) by John Blow
Performer:  Stephen Pedder (Violin), Iestyn Davies (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola), William Carter (Theorbo),
Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
21. Venus & Adonis: Suite. Act Tune (Act 2) by John Blow
Performer:  Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Mark Levy (),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord),
Tabea Debus (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo), Iestyn Davies (),
Julia Kuhn (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
22. Venus & Adonis: Suite. A Ground by John Blow
Performer:  Julia Kuhn (Viola), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Mark Levy (),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo),
Richard [Classical Keyboards] Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 

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