Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 7, 9 & 11a (CD Review - The Observer, 2009)
Stephen Layton is on a roll. After his triumphant recordings of Pawel Lukaszewski's choral works he returns to Handel and three of the Chandos Anthems, "O Praise the Lord with One Consent", "Let God Arise" and "My Song Shall be Alway". His inspirational direction and choice of top soloists make this a welcome addition to earler recordings. The choir sings with their usual purity of tone and clear diction while the Academy of Ancient Music plays with convincing vigour in the sprightly double-dotted passages.