Handel - Dettingen Te Deum
Recorded 29 June-1 July 2007. Released June 2008.
SUNDAY TIMES – CLASSICAL CD OF THE WEEK
“In a performance as precise and exuberant as this (wonderfully expressive diction from the Trinity Choir), its trumpet-and-drum-fuelled extroversion comes across as elementally exciting.” – The Daily Telegraph
A true Handelian tub-thumper, the ‘Dettingen Te Deum’ was written to celebrate King George II’s victory over the French at the eponymous battle of 1743 – famous as the last occasion on which a reigning British monarch personally led their army in the field. This recording also enjoys a certain significance as the only album to feature two Trinity Directors of Music, with Richard Marlow appearing as organ soloist in the year after his retirement.
Hyperion Records CDA67678
- The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
- Christopher Lowrey (Countertenor)
- Robin Firth (Tenor)
- Neal Davies (Bass)
- Richard Marlow (Organ)
- Academy of Ancient Music
- Stephen Layton (Conductor)