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Rediscovering Irish State Musick

Aug 12th 2017 @ St. Patrick's Hall

Dublin, Ireland
I Was There
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
5:00 PM
St. Patrick's Hall
Dublin, Ireland
Ensemble Marsyas conducted by Peter Whelan

Rowan Pierce: Soprano
Emilie Renard: Mezzo Soprano
Nicolas Mulroy: Tenor
Gwilym Bowen: Tenor
Edward Grint: Bass


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.



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 aisling.gaffney@opw.ie to register interest and confirm attendance at the talk as places will be limited.