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Handel: Chandos Anthems / Gritton, Davies, Hobbs, Layton

Handel / Gritton / Davies / Hobbs / Layton
Release Date: 07/09/2013 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67926   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Iestyn DaviesThomas HobbsSusan Gritton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentCambridge Trinity College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel’s beautiful, intimate settings of liturgical texts written for the First Duke of Chandos are among his less well-known choral works—and are proved by this second volume from Trinity also to be among his loveliest. They are a perfect example of the composer’s English style heard in Acis & Galatea and oratorios such as Judas Maccabaeus.

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

The soloists on this recording include internationally acclaimed Handelians Susan Gritton and Iestyn Davies, and the young tenor Thomas Hobbs, whose warm, lyrical tone is perfect for this repertoire. Trinity College Choir Cambridge sing with their usual youthful exuberance tempered with elegance, style and precision, under the expert guidance of Stephen Layton.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Chandos Anthems: no 8, O come let us sing, HWV 253 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor), Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; London, England 
2.
Chandos Anthems: no 6a, As pants the hart, HWV 251a by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor), Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; London, England 
3.
Chandos Anthems: no 5a, I will magnify Thee, HWV 250a by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor), Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; London, England 

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