Handel : Dixit Dominus - Vivaldi : Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae

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Since 2012, David Bates has worked to cement himself as a regular artist in the Harmonia Mundi catalogue. He notably makes quality (now-essential) interpretations of Baroque era music such as François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres (2016), Pergolèse’s Stabat alongside two cantatas by J.S. Bach (BMV 54 and 170, 2017), and some lesser-known works such as Handel’s Il pastor fido.

 

Here, the same text, “Dixit Dominus” (Psalm 110), is put into music by two composers that were almost contemporaries, Vivaldi (RV 803, in which there is another, more famous interpretation, already put in music by Prêtre Roux with RV 608 for a contralto voice) and Handel (HMV 232, made known by Gardiner in the 1970s).

 

These two totally different versions make for an evocative listening experience however share a similar language and musicality. We are met with some typical moments from the two composers: for Vivaldi, his Dominus a dextris tuis, whose strings in the ritornello remind one clearly of the numerous introductions to concertos and opera arias; for Handel, his very Italian-flavoured Juravit Dominus evokes some of his later choirs (HerculesSemele). In this most lively interpretation from the Nuova Musica, David Bates follows in Gardiner’s footsteps as he favours curves over stark rhythmic changes.

Handel : Dixit Dominus - Vivaldi : Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae

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Dixit Dominus, RV 807 (Antonio Vivaldi)

I. Chorus: Dixit Dominus

II. Chorus: Donec ponam inimicos tuos

III. Aria: Virgam virtutis tuae

IV. Duet: Tecum principium in die virtutis

V. Chorus: Juravit Dominus

VI. Aria: Dominus a dextris tuis

VI. Aria: Dominus a dextris tuis

VII. Chorus: Judicabit in nationibus

VIII. Aria: De torrente in via bibet

IX. Duet: Gloria Patri, et Fili

X. Chorus: Sicut erat in principio

XI. Chorus: Amen

 

In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626 (Antonio Vivaldi)

I. Aria: In furore iustissimae irae

II. Recitativo: Miserationem Pater piissime

III. Aria: Tunc meus fletus evadet laetus

IV. Alleluia

 

Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (Georg Friedrich Händel)

I. Chorus: Dixit Dominus

II. Aria: Virgam virtutis tuae

III. Aria: Tecum principium in die virtutis

IV. Chorus: Juravit Dominus

V. Chorus: Tu es sacerdos in aeternum

VI. Soli & Chorus: Dominus a dextris tuis

VII. Chorus: De torrente in via bibet

VIII. Chorus: Gloria Patri, et Filio

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