Welcome Home, Mr Dubourg (CD)

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Artist:
Irish Baroque Orchestra, Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan champions the music of Matthew Dubourg in his recording debut as Artistic Director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Dubourg, a pupil of Francesco Geminiani, was a charismatic virtuoso and composer who Whelan believes deserves to be acknowledged as one of Ireland’s most influential musicians. With many of his compositions having only recently come to light, most are presented here for the very first time including the world premiere of the ode ‘Crowned with a more illustrious light’. The eclectic programme showcases a composer whose music is shot-through with humanity, charm, virtuosity and wit. The works includes arrangements of Irish traditional melodies, music written for royal celebrations and virtuosic violin solos in the fashionable Italian style. A Corelli violin sonata and a violin concerto by Vivaldi paint a picture of the musical landscape in which Dubourg’s creativity flourished. This recording is an exciting rediscovery of long forgotten, but truly wonderful, music from Ireland’s past.

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Tracklisting:

Matthew Dubourg
1. Hibernia’s Sons, Your Voices Raise (from Ode for Dublin Castle, 1753)

Antonio Vivaldi
2. Concerto in A Major for Two Violins, RV 519: I. Allegro
3. Concerto in A Major for Two Violins, RV 519: II. Largo
4. Concerto in A Major for Two Violins, RV 519: III. Allegro

Matthew Dubourg
5. Dubourg’s Maggot
6. Violin Concerto in D Major: I. Adagio
7. Violin Concerto in D Major: II. Allegro
8. Violin Concerto in D Major: III. Adagio
9. Violin Concerto in D Major: IV. Allegro
10. Eileen Aroon, with Variations Set by Mr Dubourg
11. Ciste nó stór

Arcangelo Corelli
12. Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 9: I. Preludio: Largo
13. Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 9: II. Giga: Allegro
14. Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 9: III. Adagio
15. Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 9: IV. Tempo di Gavotta: Allegro

Matthew Dubourg
16. Now the Mingling Hosts Engage (from Ode for Dublin Castle, 1740)
17. Soft Breathes the Melting Flute (from Ode for Dublin Castle, 1743)
18. Trumpet Tune (from Ode for Dublin Castle, 1741?)

Ode for Dublin Castle, 1739 ‘Crowned with a More Illustrious Light’
19. I. Chorus: Crowned with a More Illustrious Light
20. II. Air: From Hour to Hour
21. III. Chorus: Still May His Praise
22. IV. Air: Where E’er the Sun
23. V. Sinfonia
24. VI. Air: George’s Empire
25. VII. Air: Born to Glory
26. Duet: Pleased with Our State
27. IX. Chorus: And Thou Dejected Ireland

28. ‘Welcome Home, Mr Dubourg’