Join us for an evening of celebratory music and readings in the glorious surroundings of St. Patrick’s Hall as we rediscover music written for the Irish State Musick; the band of virtuoso musicians based at Dublin Castle in the 18th Century.
Hear for the first time in 300 years the spectacular Birthday Odes written for the Dublin Court festivities by Master’s of State Musick, Johann Sigismond Cousser and Matthew Dubourg.
Also including compositions with connections to Dublin by Purcell, Roseingrave, Vivaldi, Corelli, Boyce, Handel and even Jonathan Swift.
Ensemble Marsyas will be conducted by Peter Whelan
Rowan Pierce: Soprano
Emilie Renard: Mezzo Soprano
Nicolas Mulroy: Tenor
Gwilym Bowen: Tenor
Edward Grint: Bass
The programme for the evening will include excerpts from:
Henry Purcell, Great Parent, Hail, 1694
Thomas Roseingrave, Anthem, ‘Arise, Shine’, 1713
Johann Cousser, Serenata Theatrale, for the Peace of Utrecht, 1713
Arcangelo Corelli, Violin Sonata, op. 5, no. 9 with ornaments by Geminiani and Dubourg
Matthew Dubourg, Highlights from the Royal Odes, 1728-66
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin, French Horns, Oboes and Strings, RV569
William Boyce Anthem, ‘Blessed is he that Considereth the Sick and Needy’, 1741
G F Handel Utrecht Te Deum & Jubilate, 1713, Dublin version, 1736
A pre- concert talk ‘The Irish State Musick at Dublin Castle’ will also take place from 18.30 – 19.00 on the evening of the concert. Please email email@example.com to register interest and confirm attendance at the talk as places will be limited.