Released in 2019, 'Welcome Home Mr Dubourg' is Peter Whelan's debut disc as Artistic Director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra. The disc explores the music of the Irish State Musick under the direction of Matthew Dubourg, who led the orchestra for the first performance of Handel's 'Messiah' in 1742.
"This is a real find... brilliantly performed" The Sunday Times
"A treasure trove of world premieres" Gramophone Magazine
“with conductor Peter Whelan in dynamic form, the IBO has recorded Dubourg’s complete 1739 ode, ‘Crowned with a more illustrious light’, a work which Whelan has managed, literally, to piece together from jumbled manuscripts in London’s Royal College of Music.” The Irish Times