If Charpentier is a second-rank composer with one masterpiece to his name - the Te Deum - Lully belongs well and truly to the third rank (not rate). That he was far more prominent than Charpentier during the reign of the Sun King should be attributed less to his talent and more to his political aptitude.
The more famous works of the two here is the Te Deum. It's performance was Lully's downfall: he was using a rather large stick to beat time when he inadvertently hit himself on the toes. Sepsis set in and he died soon thereafter.
In the minds of both Lully and Charpentier there was a very thin line between the Almighty and Louis XIV: they both seem to be addressed in their respective Te Deums. Lully's work is much less memorable than the alternative. It likewise features a trumpet. The opening theme is splendid enough but it is soon overwhelmed by notespinning. And the Law of Diminishing Returns applies with a vengeance: upon traversal of this work, there is no imperative to fathom it out further.
The Dies Irae is minatory enough, atmosphere-wise, but it is melodiously lacklustre. Here, the recording (or perhaps the remastering) is appalling. Hand on heart, I do not know what they are singing in the Tuba Mirum - it could even be Viva Las Vegas: that's how murky it is.
Paillard uses a modern-day chamber orchestra which he modestly named after himself. As mentioned, the recording is average at best. The soloists serve the cause well enough. All in all, there is no cause for excitment here but if you have a lazy tenner in your pocket, there are worse investments in the world.