Händel: Dixit Dominus. carus music

Georg Friedrich Händel

Dixit Dominus

HWV 232, 1707

Description

Handel’s setting of Psalm 110, "Dixit Dominus", is one of his first surviving works, composed at the age of just 22 during his three-year stay in Italy.  In this large-scale work, he already displays an assured mastery in his treatment of chorus and orchestra; the obstacles for choral singers, who need to be extremely agile, should therefore not be underestimated. The numerous fugal or imitatively interwoven sections – the intertwined sixteenth note writing of "Tu es sacerdos", the initial entries in "Dominus a dextris", and the concluding "Et in saecula" section with its many octave leaps need to be thoroughly learnt.

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Performers: Christine Wolff (soprano), Susanne Scheinpflug (soprano), Patrick van Goethem (alto), Uwe Stickert (tenore), Jochen Kupfer (basso) – Dresdner Kammerchor, Dresdner Barockorchester – Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann Personal details

Ensemble

Dresdner Kammerchor Personal details
Dresdner Barockorchester Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Susanne Scheinpflug Personal details
Christine Wolff Personal details

Soloist - alto

Patrick van Goethem Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Uwe Stickert Personal details

Soloist - bass

Jochen Kupfer Personal details

Composer

Georg Friedrich Händel Personal details