Serendipitously, our next Abendmusik of the season falls on the feast day of St Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. Purcell’s ode is the first of several he wrote in honour of the Roman martyr, and the themes it celebrates are the inspiration for the programme’s new work, Rhona Clarke’s setting of Hildegard’s extraordinary O vis aeternitatis, a celebration of the divinity of the created order. Handel’s jubilant psalm setting Dixit Dominus concludes the programme.
This concert can be viewed live at 7pm on Sunday 22 November, after which the recording will be available to watch until 7pm on Thursday 26th November.
Resurgam | Irish Baroque Orchestra | Peter Whelan, director
Henry Purcell Welcome to all the pleasures
Rhona Clarke O Vis Aeternitatis (premiere)
George Frederic Handel Dixit Dominus
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