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Handel Chandos Anthems: I Will Magnify Thee - As Pants the Hart - O Come, let us sing unto the Lord etc. / Susan Gritton, Iestyn Davies

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Chandos Anthem no 8 in A, "O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord", HWV 253
>Handel, George Frideric : Chandos Anthem no 6 in E minor, "As Pants the Hart", HWV 251b
>Handel, George Frideric : I will magnify thee, anthem, HWV 250a
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Handel's beautiful, intimate settings of liturgical texts written for the First Duke of Chandos are among his less well-known choral works. With this second volume of Chandos Anthems from Trinity College Choir, Cambridge they are proven to also to be among his loveliest. They are a perfect example of the composer's English style, as heard in Acis & Galatea and oratorios such as Judas Maccabaeus. The soloists on this recording include internationally acclaimed Handelians Susan Gritton and Iestyn Davies, joined by the young tenor Thomas Hobbs, whose warm, lyrical tone is perfect for this repertoire. The choir sings with their usual youthful exuberance, tempered with elegance, style and precision, under the expert guidance of Stephen Layton.

American Record Guide
If there is such a thing as a British early music dream team, this is it.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Now that Layton has recorded six of these anthems, perhaps Hyperion will encourage him to do two more discs containing the remaining five, plus the still-unrecorded Chandos Te Deum. Beautiful sound; fine notes, full texts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (07/22/2012-07/24/2012).



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>Handel, George Frideric : Chandos Anthem no 8 in A, "O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord", HWV 253
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Ensemble: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Notes: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (07/22/2012-07/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1717-1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Chandos Anthem no 6 in E minor, "As Pants the Hart", HWV 251b
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (07/22/2012-07/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1717-1718

>Handel, George Frideric : I will magnify thee, anthem, HWV 250a
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (07/22/2012-07/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque