‘The Dettingen Te Deum is a cracking work and a deservedly popular part of Handel’s corpus. This recording shows off the piece’s martial exuberance. He certainly gave them that in the festive Dettingen Te Deum, hastily composed to celebrate George II’s victory against the French in – the last time a British . Dettingen Te Deum: George Frideric Handel: Life: and Hercules (), and the Dettingen Te Deum (), celebrating the English victory over the French at .

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The countertenor soloist was probably Anselm Bayly, but it seems that he was not fond of the piece. On the King’s return a day of public thanksgiving was appointed, and Handel, at that time “Composer of the Musick to the Chapel Royal,” was commissioned to write a Te Deum and an anthem deun King Shall Rejoice” for the occasion.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. When Thou tookest upon Thee 3: The second number “All the earth doth worship Thee” is also an alto solo with five-part chorus of the same general character.

Dettingen Te Deum

The King shall rejoice 2: Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven. Site may not work as expected! Vouchsafe, O Lord 2: Don’t show me this message again. Handel presumably relished the opportunity to write grand ceremonial music for much larger forces than were available in the theatre an eyewitness of the rehearsal claims that there were 40 singers and playersbut it seems that the musical contributions to the coronation service were far deuk smooth.


It must have been an odd experience for all participants: Though shalt give him everlasting felicity. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Though shalt dettinen him everlasting felicity 2: Oktober zu schreiben.

The stark militaristic opening gambit is like a battle drum, which hops between just two notes and swaggers with self-assurance; the antiphonal skirmish between the woodwind and brass with strings conveys a wonderful sense of momentum.

Total Playing Time Der Text wird aus 1. It begins with a long alto solo with delicate oboe accompaniment that makes the effect very impressive when voices and instruments take up the phrase in a magnificent outburst of power and rich harmony, and carry it to the close. One finds gravitas and tenderness, but both consistently in the service of structural unity. On this recording two sections—the ad libitum and the opening of the Handep —are improvised by the organist Richard Marlow.

Thou art the King of glory 2: When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death 0: Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, dettingen will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. SATB choir and soloists, orchestra.

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The seventh number is a stirring bass solo with trumpets. Choral-orchestral balance is ideally judged in the atmospheric acoustic of Trinity College Chapel. Anders als der Kontext der meisten seiner anderen Orgelkonzerte, wurde HWVa wahrscheinlich in die Handlung der Hauptveranstaltung eingebaut.

The performance for the King eventually took place dehtingen the Chapel Royal morning service on Sunday 27 November, five months to the day since the Battle of Dettingen.


It is unlikely that Handel ever performed with such a large choir again. The result is vital and stimulating, dettibgen exhibits a thoughtful balance between the printed page and instinctive musicianship.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Track List George Frideric Handel – An impressive bass solo “Vouchsafe, O Lord” intervenes, and then the trumpets sound the stately symphony to the final chorus “O Lord, in Thee have I trusted”.

Juli an den Earl von Shaftesbury: Day by day we magnify Thee 1: Make them to be number’d 1: A thanksgiving prayer was issued to be read in all churches on Sunday 17 Julyand that same day Handel seized the initiative by commencing work on a large-scale Te Deum. A modern listener might disagree that such energetic musical excitement is unattractive. Under his fervent, energetic direction, Trinity College Choir topped by a notably pure soprano line strike a nice balance between choral-scholarly refinement and early, swashbuckling directness.

O Lord, in Thee have I trusted 3: To Thee Cherubin and Seraphim. All the earth does worship Thee.

Handel: Dettingen Te Deum

George II had long yearned to be a military hero, and at last his wish had been fulfilled. Although all four coronation anthems were incorporated into his theatre oratorios during the early s, his usual dettingeen for such concerts was about half the size of the forces that had been specially amassed for an event of iconic national importance.

Stephen Layton obviously believes strongly in a work that today ranks almost as neglected Handel.