The Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven - Music for the Peace of Utrecht
(Handel: Te Deum, Jubilate; Croft: Ode for the Peace of Utrecht) - 2010
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/192 | Covers | 2.22 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Channel Classics | TT: 01:13:03
The Treaty of Utrecht concluded the War of Spanish Succession in 1713. Its terms were agreed principally between the British and the opposing French, but this caused disaffection among Britain’s German allies, including the Elector of Hanover (soon to be George I). The Elector was also disgruntled that his Kapellmeister Handel, absent and pursuing lucrative freelance jobs in London, composed a large-scale Te Deum and Jubilate for the Service of Thanksgiving held in Wren’s recently completed St Paul’s Cathedral.