Film, Video Fretwork with Iestyn Davies

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Fretwork with Iestyn Davies

These stars of the early music world dazzle in a striking range of repertoire spanning four centuries. Included are pieces by Byrd, Purcell and Jenkins from the heyday of the viol. Arias from Handel's "Giulio Cesare" and a vocal concerto by Johann Christoph Bach offer a spotlight for Iestyn Davies. Partnered with what has been called with "the finest viol consort on the planet," Davies conjures breathtaking colors and timbres: a palette perfect for a moment in the sunlit stillness of Ralph Vaughan Williams's "Silent Noon."

[0:25] Introduction by Susan Vita, Chief, Music Division
[07:00] William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
My mind to me
Fantasia "Two parts in one"
Ye Sacred Muses
[26:10] Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Sky Above
Silent Noon
[33:30] Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Fantasia in Four Parts
[39:00] J.C. Bach (1735-1782)
[48:30] Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)
Beltà poi che t'assenti
Dolcissima mia vita
Sparge la notte
[1:00:00] Henry Lawes (1596-1662)
Consort Set in A minor - Fantazy, Fantazy, Aire
[1:09:00] John Jenkins (1592-1678)
Fantasia in Five Parts
[1:14:00] George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Giàl'ebro mio ciglio
[1:31:00] Encore: Henry Purcell 1659-1695)
Music for a whilel

Event Date
October 16, 2019
Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes 14 seconds
Online Format

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