MIKE WHEELER makes special mention of
soprano Lisa Cassidy in Derby Bach Choir's
Michael Haydn, Mozart and Joseph Haydn
A programme of late eighteenth-century choral music by Derby Bach Choir and conductor Richard Roddis found the singers occasionally somewhat below par in the first half, but back on form in the second (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 13 March 2016).
The Te Deum in D, MH 829, by Michael Haydn, one of two in that key, was an attractive opener that can easily stand comparison with the well-known later of his older brother's two settings. The performance brought out the work's freshness and vitality and, in the 'In Te, Domine' fugue, vigour...
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