Handel, Croft - Peace of Utrecht (24/192 FLAC)
Handel, Croft – Peace of Utrecht (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: George Frideric Handel, William Croft
Performer: Nicki Kennedy, William Towers, Wolfram Lattke, Julian Podger, Peter Harvey
Orchestra: The Netherlands Bach Society
Conductor: Jos van Veldhoven
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Channel
Release: 2010
Size: 2.21 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Handel – Te Deum HWV 278 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht, 1713)
01. I. Soli and Chorus
02. II. Soli and Chorus
03. III. Soli and Chorus
04. IV. Soli and Chorus
05. V. Soli and Chorus
06. VI. Soli and Chorus
07. VII. Chorus
08. VIII. Chorus
09. IX. Soli and Chorus
10. X. Chorus

Handel – Jubilate HMV 279 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht)
11. I. Tenore, Chorus
12. II. Soli and Chorus
13. III. Alto and Basso
14. IV. Chorus
15. V. Alto, Tenore and Basso
16. VI. Chorus
17. VII. Chorus

Croft – Ode for the Peace of Utrecht (With Noise of Cannon)
18. I. Overture
19. II. Vers – With Noise
20. III. Aria – A milder, happier strain (Alto)
21. IV. Chorus – Tuning to Peace
22. V. Duet – Peace is the Song (Alto & Basso)
23. VI. Chorus – The Soul of Musick
24. VII. Aria – Nor will we ev’n the Martial Trumpet spare (Alto)
25. VIII. Chorus – Where, Mighty anna, will thy Glories end

The Treaty of Utrecht was concluded in Utrecht on 11 April 1713. The treaty brought an end to almost two centuries of worldwide warfare. In the prelude to this historic occasion, for one and a half years Utrecht was the host, stage and partner of an international assembly which determined the future of Europe. In 1713, a lavish and festive programme of arts and culture in Utrecht was the catalyst that drew the various cultures of the diplomats and negotiators together and thus smoothened the signing of this historic treaty. 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. Then we shall celebrate three hundred years of the Treaty of Utrecht in grand style.

Leave a Reply