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  • Performer: Susan Gritton, Iestyn Davies, Thomas Hobbs, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (1 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00CFHTRCS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,615 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc: 1

  1. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | Sonata: Largo Allegro [4'05]
  2. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | O come, let us sing unto the Lord [3'26]
  3. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | O come, let us worship [3'46]
  4. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | Glory and worship are before him [1'50]
  5. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is King [5'47]
  6. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | O magnify the Lord [3'46]
  7. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | The Lord preserveth the souls of the saints [3'23]
  8. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | For look as high as the heaven is [2'20]
  9. Chandos Anthem No 8 O come, let us sing unto the Lord HWV253 | There is sprung up a light for the righteous [2'30]
  10. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | Sonata: Larghetto Allegro [3'32]
  11. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | As pants the hart for cooling streams [3'09]
  12. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | Tears are my daily food [3'13]
  13. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | Now when I think thereupon [1'28]
  14. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | In the voice of praise and thanksgiving [1'45]
  15. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | Why so full of grief, O my soul? [4'04]
  16. Chandos Anthem No 6a As pants the hart HWV251b | Put thy trust in God [2'49]
  17. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | Sonata: Andante Allegro [3'38]
  18. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | I will magnify thee, O God [1'49]
  19. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | Evry day will I give thanks unto thee [3'52]
  20. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | One generation shall praise thy works unto another [2'10]
  21. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | The Lord preserveth all them that love him [2'33]
  22. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | The Lord is righteous in all his ways [2'57]
  23. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | Happy are the people that are in such a case [4'01]
  24. Chandos Anthem No 5a I will magnify thee, O God HWV250a | My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord [2'55]

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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.

Review

Three cheers for three more anthems for the Duke of Chandos to complement the three already available. His Grace musical establishment was much smaller than the sizable forces employed here but many listeners will enjoy hearing Handel performed on a relatively grand scale. --Gramophone, July'13

Good conductors will tell a choir that the words are just as important as the music; there's no point in singing if you can't be understood. Stephen Layton has drilled his singers to perfection in this trio of Handel's Chandos Anthems, making every word distinct and every crisp consonant a taut springboard on which to propel Handel's irresistible rhythm, aided by some wonderfully tight playing from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Hobbs is the stand-out soloist, his delightfully light and easy tenor perfect for this repertoire. --Observer,7/7/13

Handel's Chandos Anthems are full of the composer's apparently limitless expressive invention, and these performances couldn't be better. ***** --Sinfini Music, 27/07/13

This recording is a must, not only for lovers of Handel's music but of fine choral singing. --IRR, Sept'13

Susan Gritton's radiant soprano, Iestyn Davies's immaculately contoured countertenor and the appropriately lyrical English tenor of Thomas Hobbs are the icing on the cake. Perfomance **** Recording ***** --BBC Music Magazine, Oct'13

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It's been a long wait since the first CD of Chandos Anthems from these forces. Worth the wait - this is a beautiful and spirited series of performances with excellent singing from chorus and soloists - Iestyn Davies in particular.
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There is room in the Handel market for a carefully-researched and well-performed set of the "Chandos" anthems - but this apparently ongoing Hyperion series is not it. It differs from the old Harry Christophers set in being competently performed, but is like it in that the performers sound uninvolved with the music. Without enough technical difficulty to engage their attention, or any personal or cultural context to understand it, these singers and players cannot bring Georgian church music to life. They are bored by it, we can hear, and so they bore us.

There are only two decent recordings of these works: one is the ancient King's set under Willcocks, comic in a way but rooted in a liturgical tradition which gives it its own "authenticity": the other, the 2002 Graham O'Reilly disc of three anthems, reconstructing the performance conditions at Cannons (single voices, small band)in a very dynamic fashion. I wish O'Reilly had recorded more, but there's no doubt that his path is the way to go - that, or one of our expert collegiate choirs. What about it, Mr Higginbottom ?
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The anthem 'As pants the hart' is one of my favourites, and the performance here is beautiful. The words are clear, the long melodic lines superbly sung.
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HASH(0x8e089750) out of 5 stars Lovely Performances, Less than Expected Recording Quality 15 Feb. 2014
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If you are a Handel fan, or if you enjoy oratorio-like works, you own it to yourself to explore Handel's wonderful Chandos Anthems. There are 11 of them in all (Handel wrote these during about an 18-month period when he was working under the Earl of Chandos at his estate, Cannons), and they are typically written with about six-to-eight movements in a form suitable for liturgical use. They are often subtle and thoughtful, but break forth in Handelian bursts that can match some of the Coronation Anthems and Te Deums that Handel also wrote.

It's been quite some time since the entire set of 11 Chandos Anthems have been recorded (to my knowledge, the last time this was done was in the 1990s: Handel: Chandos Anthems (Complete)). And so it is wonderful to see the Trinity Choir at Cambridge recording these again, albeit piecemeal, because it gives us a new glimpse into these magnificent pieces. The Trinity Choir now has two such discs available, the first, here (covering Chandos Anthems 8, 6A, and 5A, and the other covering 7, 9, and 11a and with different soloists and orchestra Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos. 7, 9 & 11a). The performances here by the Trinity Choir, the soloists, and the Orchestra of the Enlightenment, are excellent, with one of the real strengths the outstanding soloist performers who deftly and smoothly produce some truly lovely incarnations of Handel's score.

Unfortunately, I find the recording of this disc is not up to the standards from the recording covering 7, 9, and 11a. Whereas that other recording is simply superb, with rich, deep, and expansive sound that reflects the pinnacle of modern recording techniques, this one here, although exhibiting almost no noise, seems to have the sound bunched up in the midrange, with an almost distorted sound surrounding some of the instruments. I believe this is likely because of the tone curve chosen during the mixing and mastering process (likely to emphasize the voice parts), but the unfortunate effect is, in my own opinion, a disappointment, particularly once you have listened to the other disc in the set. Perhaps some equalization adjustments can address the overall sound issue, but to me its quite a disappointment on such a recently made recording.

This should not prevent you from purchasing this album. The performances are superb, and there is a silky quality from both the Trinity Choir and the soloists that is an experience not to be missed. It is also a rare example of these works being recently released, so any Handel aficionado will want these. I can only give this a four star rating due to the less than expected sound quality, but I still strongly recommend the recording. And while you are at it, make sure you get the other disc Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos. 7, 9 & 11a, whose sonic characteristics and performances will blow you away.
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HASH(0x8eb93720) out of 5 stars Great Gift Idea for Handel lovers 2 Jan. 2014
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Was a great gift to a Handel lover!! They opened it and played it right away! Total Home Run gift.
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