Handel & Croft: Peace Of Utrecht / Veldhoven

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Label: Channel Classics
Catalog: CCSSA29610

The Netherlands Bach Society; Jos van Veldhoven - Conductor, soloists: Nicki Kennedy, soprano William Towers, alto; Wolfram Lattke, tenor; Julian Podger, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass

G.F. Handel: Te Deum HWV 278 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht, 1713) / Jubilate HWV 279 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht)
W. Croft: Ode for the Peace of Utrecht (“With Noise of Cannon) world premiere recording

Gramophone Editor's Choice - September 2010
The Treaty of Utrecht was concluded in Utrecht on 11 April 1713. The treaty brought an end to almost two centuries of worldwide warfare (... )This was the first peace achieved through diplomacy, with thanks to the hospitality of Utrecht. (...) The Peace of Utrecht was celebrated in 1713 with music, festive fireworks and specially commissioned compositions such as the Utrecht Te Deum and Utrecht Jubilate by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and the Ode for the Peace of Utrecht by William Croft (1678-1727). In 2013, Utrecht once again will be the host, stage and partner of festivities, arts and culture.

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