Handel - Chandos Anthems, Vol.1
Recorded 29 June-1 July 2008. Released April 2009.
GRAMOPHONE – 5O GREATEST HANDEL RECORDINGS
“Stephen Layton is on a roll … his inspirational direction and choice of top soloists makes this a welcome addition to earlier recordings.” – The Observer
Written for the Duke of Chandos’s short-lived ‘English Versailles’ at Canons Park, Handel’s ‘Chandos Anthems’ show the composer still burning hot with the influence and inspiration of Italy. Emma Kirkby leads an outstanding cast of soloists; the Academy of Ancient Music provide peerlessly authentic orchestral support.
Hyperion Records CDA67737
- Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
- Iestyn Davies (Countertenor)
- James Gilchrist (Tenor)
- Neal Davies (Bass)
- The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
- Academy of Ancient Music
- Stephen Layton (Conductor)