‘The Dettingen Te Deum is a cracking work and a deservedly popular part of Handel’s corpus. This recording shows off the piece’s martial exuberance. He certainly gave them that in the festive Dettingen Te Deum, hastily composed to celebrate George II’s victory against the French in – the last time a British . Dettingen Te Deum: George Frideric Handel: Life: and Hercules (), and the Dettingen Te Deum (), celebrating the English victory over the French at .

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Unlike the context of most of his other organ concertos, Handel probably incorporated HWVa within the narrative of the main entertainment.

However, the haneel score of the ode shows that at some point—presumably —the end of the recitative was recomposed in order to allow a smooth transition to inserted music in A major, the key of the organ concerto. On this recording two dettinten ad libitum and the opening of the Grave —are improvised by the dem Richard Marlow. Its text is paraphrased from 1 Kings 1: Handel presumably relished the opportunity to write grand ceremonial music for much larger forces than were available in the theatre an eyewitness of the rehearsal claims that there were 40 singers and playersbut it seems that the musical contributions to the coronation service were far from smooth.

It is unlikely that Handel ever performed with such a large choir again. Although all four coronation anthems were incorporated into his theatre oratorios during the early s, his usual choir for such concerts was about half the size of the forces that had been specially amassed for an event of iconic dettingn importance. Nevertheless, it is likely that he envisaged the opportunity to compose and perform a celebratory choral piece on a similarly ambitious scale in the summer ofwhen news reached Hande, that on 27 June George II had led an army to victory against the French at the Battle of Dettingen.


An early conflict in the War of Austrian Succession, this was the last occasion on which a British monarch personally led an army and fought handwl battle. A thanksgiving prayer was issued to be read in all churches on Sunday 17 Julyand that same day Handel seized the initiative by commencing work on a large-scale Te Deum. If so, Handel miscalculated.

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Moreover, George had reputedly fought with a Hanoverian sash, not in British uniform. Most fundamentally, the battle at Dettingen was a peripheral deumm, not one leading to an advantageous or desired peace treaty after a difficult prolonged war that was not to come until Octoberwith the arguably unsatisfying Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.

George II had long yearned to be a military hero, and at last dekm wish had been fulfilled. The performance for the King eventually took place at the Chapel Royal morning service on Sunday 27 November, five months to the day since the Battle of Dettingen.

It must have been an odd experience for all participants: Instead of a short verse anthem with a small band of instruments, a large group of musicians proceeded to play grand ceremonial music for nearly an hour.

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The solos were clearly written to cater for their particular voices: The countertenor soloist was probably Anselm Bayly, but it seems that he was not hhandel of the piece. A modern listener might disagree that such energetic musical excitement is unattractive. The stark militaristic opening gambit is like a battle drum, which hops between just two notes and swaggers with self-assurance; the antiphonal skirmish between the woodwind and brass with strings conveys a wonderful sense of momentum.


For this, and also some dettinggen passages in the score, Handel was influenced by a Latin setting of the Te Deum by Francesco Antonio Urio.

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Most surprising of all is the final movement. Mais, si tel fut bien son raisonnement, Haendel fit un mauvais calcul.

Le dernier mouvement est le plus surprenant de tous. Das Autograph des Orgelkonzerts Nr. Anders als der Kontext der meisten seiner anderen Orgelkonzerte, wurde HWVa wahrscheinlich in die Handlung der Hauptveranstaltung eingebaut.

Handel Dettingen Te Deum

Oktober zu schreiben. Der Text wird aus 1. Juli an den Earl von Shaftesbury: Das Anthem war am 3. Paulskathedrale verblasste zusehends als klar wurde, dass Georg II. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update dettijgen Flash plugin.

Don’t show me this message again. June Total duration: Under his fervent, energetic direction, Trinity College Choir topped by a notably pure soprano line strike a nice balance between choral-scholarly refinement and early, swashbuckling directness. This recording shows off the piece’s martial exuberance. Yet it’s the disciplined refinement of the music-making that delivers the purest pleasure. In addition to a substantial run of Italian operas between andwhich included new works and plenty of revivals, his oratorios were all envisaged for performance in theatres.

A few years after his introduction of English oratorio to the public inHandel started to exploit his renown as a brilliant virtuoso organist by performing the solo part in concertos in between the acts of oratorios. Abgesehen von einer erheblichen Zahl italienischer Opern zwischen undunter denen sich neue Werke und zahlreiche Wiederaufnahmen befanden, waren seine Oratorien genau, was man von einer Theatervorstellung erwartete.