Vivaldi Magnificat, RV610
Purcell Welcome to All the Pleasures, Z339
Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (and other works)
David Young conductor
Handel’s thrilling setting of psalm 110, Dixit Dominus – ‘the Lord said’- comes from his early stay in Italy. Composed when he was only 22, it’s an exuberant showcase for the young man’s prodigious talent. Full of Italian warmth, sunshine, and vocal and instrumental fireworks, it’s a work to banish any late winter blues.