Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, HWV 283 [Händelfestspielorchester & Howard Arman]

To mark the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel, Howard Arman conducts a fantastic performance of the “Dettingen Te Deum” at the Marktkirche in Halle on April 14, 2009. Three choirs join forces accompanied by The English Concert and the Händelfestspielorchester – around 200 musicians perform in the chancel of this magnificent …

Bach: Cantatas BWV 179, 199, and 113 [Gardiner]

Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei (See to it, that your fear of God be not hypocrisy), BWV 179; Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut (My heart swims in blood), BWV 199; and Herr Jesu Christ, du …

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum and Jean-Baptiste Lully: Te Deum [Le Poème Harmonique]

Early music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique performs Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146) in D major (probably between 1688 and 1698) and Jean-Baptiste Lully’s 1677 work “Te Deum”. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.

Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne [European Union Baroque Orchestra & Choir of Clare College]

Conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, the European Union Baroque Orchestra and Choir of Clare College perform Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (HWV 74), a secular cantata composed by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Ambrose Philips. Soloist: Alex Potter, countertenor. Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht in St. Martin’s Cathedral, Utrecht, 31 August 2013.

Vivaldi: Gloria RV 589 [Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert]

Conducted by Trevor Pinnock, the English Concert and Choir perform Antonio Vivaldi’s hymn Gloria in Excelsis Deo, which words date probably from the 4th Century and which is an integral part of the Ordinary of the Mass. Recorded at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, in December 1992.