Dixit, Laudate, Saeviat are some of Handel's most glorious music. Overall I would NOT recommend this disk highly, if at all. The soloists are all very nice, esp the sop Massis, but the orchestration and choir are not at all musical for the most part, with a wooden, almost military feel with little, if any, expression. This is not helped by the ridiculous tempi imposed by the conductor. Much of the music is FAR too fast, resulting in a rushed feel, with the soloists and other performers having to compensate - not a good sound! A real shame, because if the music weren't so rushed, it would be far more attractive. Having said that, the 'De Torrente' sop duet in Dixit is ravishing, and almost perfect in it's gentle, lilting pace - very odd to say the least given the furious pace of the initial Dixit chorus (FAR too fast!) Perhaps the lack of musicality evident in most of the disk is due to the excessive speed? For a better Laudate and Dixit on the one disk I'd go for Stephen Cleobury with the English Chamber Orch and Kings College Choir. Not perfect, but far more preferable to my ears!