Davies, Sir John

Davies, Sir John

(dā`vĭs), 1569–1626, English poet. A successful lawyer, he served as solicitor general and attorney general in Ireland from 1603 to 1619. His works include Nosce Teipsum (1599), a long poem on the immortality of the soul; Orchestra; or, A Poem of Dancing (1596), an explication of the order of the universe; Hymns of Astraea (1599), acrostics on the name Elizabeth Regina; epigrams; sonnets; and tracts on the state of Ireland.
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Initial participating Academy members include Peter Gabriel (MIDEM's "Personality of the Year" in 2008), Robin Gibb, Chrissie Hynde, David Arnold, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir John Dankworth, Iain Archer and Will Gregory, each of whom will contribute recordings, along with other Academy Ivor Novello Award-winning members.