Concert Review: A Venetian Coronation
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Concert Review: A Venetian Coronation

  Songs of Splendour – A Venetian Coronation The Choir of St James’/The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral/Australian Baroque Brass Conducted by Paul McCreesh  St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney 21 May 2014    It is now twenty-five years since Paul McCreesh first compiled his conjectural reconstruction of the music performed at the coronation of Doge Marino…

“The Subject is ‘Messiah’ “
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“The Subject is ‘Messiah’ “

With this declamatory statement, librettist Charles Jennens announced his intention to persuade George Frideric Handel to collaborate with him on a text he had completed. In a letter to his friend Edward Holdsworth dated July 1741, Jennens said: ” I hope I shall persuade him (Handel) to set another Scripture Collection I have made for him &…