The internationally celebrated early music sensation, The Dublin Drag Orchestra will release two 7” vinyl records and an EP digital download for the Holiday Season. The vinyl singles and the digital EP include rarely performed French and Italian baroque music by composers Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) and Luigi Rossi (1597-1653).
The singles and the digital EP are The Dublin Drag Orchestra’s follow up to their critically acclaimed debut double album Motion of the heart & ¡Viva Frida!
The first single Christmas 1912 features Litanie de la Vierge by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The 11-minute motet is split on to both the A & B sides of the record. Both singles are being released as a Special Limited Edition with only 500 or each being produced worldwide.
The second single One Minute to Midnight, New Year’s Eve 1912 includes two vocal trios from Luigi Rossi’s opera, Orfeo. The A side contains the piece Dormite Begli Occhi (Sleep beautiful eyes), the astoundingly beautiful Chorus of Graces that lulls Euridice to slumber. The B-side features Al Imperio d’Amore (The empire of love), a rousing chaconne that takes place before Euridice is killed by a snakebite.