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The Early Garden

One hour of browsing through early music, with an accent on Masses.

To mark the occasion of the Dutch Liberation Day, we will hear three arrangements of the ”Te Deum” on this programme. Such compositions were often performed on special occasions, such as a military victory or the signing of a peace treaty.

Guillaume Bouzignac (ca. 1590-ca. 1640)
1. Te Deum a 8
Les Arts Florissants led by William Christie
(cd: “Te Deum – Motets” – Harmonia mundi HMC 901471, 1993)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
2. Te Deum in B-flat Major ‘Chandos Te Deum’ (HWV 281)
Grace Davidson, soprano. Charles Daniels, Nicholas Mulroy, Benedict Hymas, tenor. Edward Grint, bass. London Handel Orchestra led by Adrian Butterfield
(CD: “Chandos Te Deum, Chandos Anthem No. 8” – Onyx 4203, 2018)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
3. Te Deum in D
Chorus Alea en Solamente Naturali Bratislava led by Didier Talpain
(CD: “Music for the Esterházy family” – Brilliant Classics 94115, 2010)

addition:
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
4. Marches pour les trompettes (H 547)
Le Concert Spirituel led by Hervé Niquet
(cd: “Te Deum” – Glossa GCD 921603, 2001)

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