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The Treaty of Utrecht

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 April 2013

Catherine Bott looks at music marking the ceremonial signing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, with celebration pieces by Handel and William Croft.

Handel's "Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate" was written to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht, which established the Peace of Utrecht in 1713, ending the War of the Spanish Succession.
The treaties between several European states, including Spain, Great Britain, France, Portugal, Savoy and the Dutch Republic, helped end the war. The treaties were concluded between the representatives of Louis XIV of France and Philip V of Spain on the one hand, and representatives of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, the Duke of Savoy, the King of Portugal and the United Provinces on the other.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Te Deum, HWV.278 (excerpt from 1st movement)

    Performers: St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Parley of Instruments, John Scott (conductor)

    HYPERION, CDA 67009

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Te Deum, HWV.278 (Day by day we magnify thee; Vouchsafe, O Lord; O Lord in the have I trus

    Performers: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Simon Preston (conductor)

    DECCA, 455 041-2

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Jubilate, HWV.279 (movements 2-5)

    Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Andrew Dale Forbes (bass), St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Parley of Instruments, John Scott (conductor)

    HYPERION, CDA 67009

  • Image for William Croft

    William Croft Ode for the Peace of Utrecht "With Noise of Cannon"

    Performers: Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven (conductor)

    CHANNEL CLASSICS, CCS SA 29610

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Te Deum for the Peace of Utrecht (final movements)

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Jubilate, HWV.279 (2nd - 5th movements)

  • Image for William Croft

    William Croft Ode for the Peace of Utrecht "With Noise of Cannon"

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