Johann Adolph Hasse: Miserere in c minor (Rochester Premiere)
I. Miserere mei Deus
III. Ecce enim
Recorded live on November 15, 2015 at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY, Lee Wright directed First Inversion in this concert "Can You Handel Hasse?" which was part of the Rochester Early Music Festival.
Says founder and Artistic Director Lee Wright, "Driven by my deep commitment to community and collaboration, First Inversion brings together both professional and avocational singers from the Eastman School of Music and the larger community with the goal of true personal and musical growth for all through a focus on fearless and selfless musical expression. The name 'First Inversion' is inspired by the second chord in the opening tenor aria from Handel's Messiah, Comfort Ye. This particular chord—E Major in first inversion—has always charmed me."