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CHAN 0503 - Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 1
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Chandos Anthems, Vol. 1

 George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Chandos Anthem No.1. 'O, be joyful in the Lord' 19:39
1 Sonata 2:14
      Tenor & Chorus
2 O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: 2:00
      Chorus
3 Serve the Lord with gladness,… 2:12
      …and come from his presence with a song.
      Soprano & Duet
4 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God;… 2:36
      …it is he that has made us, and now we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
      Chorus
5 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving,… 3:14
      …and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
      Soprano, Tenor & Bass. Trio
6 For the Lord is gracious,… 2:43
      … his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
      Chorus
7 Glory be to the Father,… 1:35
      …glory be to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost.
      Chorus
8 As it was in the beginning, is now,… 3:05
      …and ever shall be; world without end. Amen.
     
Chandos Anthem No.2. 'In the Lord put I my trust' 21:46
9 Sonata 3:54
      Chorus
10 In the Lord I put my trust!… 4:07
      …How say you then to my soul she shall flee as a bird unto the hill?
      Tenor
11 God is a constant sure defence against oppressing rage,… 2:70
      …as troubles rise, his needful aids in our behalf egage.
      Chorus
12 Behold! The wicked bend their bow,… 2:44
      …and ready fix their dart, lurking in ambush to destroy the man of upright heart.
      Tenor
13 But God, who hears the suff'ring pow'r,… 2:22
      …and their oppression knows, will soon arise and give them rest in spite of all their foes.
      Chorus
14 Snares, fire and brimstone on their heads… 1:36
      …shall in one tempest show'r: this dreaful mixture his revenge into their cup shall pour.
      Tenor
15 The righteous Lord will righteous deeds… 2:05
      …with signal favour grace, and to the upright man disclose the brightness of his face.
      Chorus
16 Then shall my song, with praise inspir'd,… 2:21
      …to thee my God ascend, who to thy servants in distress such bounty didst extend.
     
Chandos Anthem No.3. 'Have mercy upon me' 19:34
17 Sonata 3:26
      Chorus
18 Have mercy upon me, O God,… 3:59
      …after thy great goodness: according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.
      Soprano & Tenor. Duet
19 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness:… 2:55
      …and cleanse me from my sin.
      Tenor
20 For I acknowledge my faults:… 0:44
      …and my sin is ever before me.
      Tenor
21 Against thee only have I sinned,… 1:36
      …and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear'd when thou art judg'd.
      Chorus
22 Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness… 2:16
      … that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
      Soprano
23 Make me a clean heart, O God:… 2:41
      …and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from the presence: and take not thy holy spirit from me. OI give me the comfort of thy help again: and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
      Chorus
24 Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked:… 1:57
      …and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
      60:30
     
 Lynne Dawson soprano
 Ian Partridge tenor
 Michael George bass
 The Sixteen
 The Sixteen Orchestra
 Harry Christophers
 Recorded in:
 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
      30 November-2 December 1987
 Producer(s)
 Martin Compton
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Anthony Howell
         
      Awards  
      Penguin Guide ***>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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