This has the potential to be a very fine recording - excellent soloists, amazing music - in fact Dixit, Saeviat Tellus, Laudate are some of Handel's finest music writing. Unfortunately the music is ridiculously rushed, with the feeling that Parrot was in a hurry to catch a bus or something and the result is very disappointing. There is little worse than inappropriate tempi (except for terrible playing or soloists), added to that, the playing is not particularly stylistic or musically intelligent, possibly due to the fast pace. In fact, the whole set seems to lack inherent expression and musicality, despite the calibre of the soloists. The finest Dixit I have heard was coupled with Laudate Pueri Dominum (also the finest I've heard) in a single disk with Isobel Buchanan, Anne Mackay, Michael Chance, William Kendall, Henry Hurford with the choir of King's College and Stephen Cleobury - A Decca disk. I'd go for that one!