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CHAN 0505 - Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 3
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Chandos Anthems Vol. 3

 George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Chandos Anthem No.7. 'My song shall be alway' 20:31
1 Sonata 3:12
      Soprano & Chorus
2 My song shall be always of the loving kindness of the Lord;… 5:07
      …with my mouth will I ever be shewing thy truth from one generation to another. The Heav'ns shall praise thy wond'rous works, and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.
      Tenor
3 For who is he among the clouds that shall be… 0:33
      …compared unto the Lord? And what is he among the Gods that shall be like unto the Lord?
      Soprano, Tenor & Bass
4 God is very greatly to be feared in the counsel of the saints,… 2:22
      …and to be had in reverence of all that are round about him. O Lord, God of hosts, who is like unto thee? Thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on ev'ry side.
      Alto & Bass Duet
5 The heav'ns are thine, the earth is also thine;… 2:10
      …thou has laid the foundation of the round world.
      Chorus
6 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat;… 3:13
      …mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
      Soprano
7 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in thee;… 2:42
      …they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
      Chorus
8 Thou art the glory of their strength. Alleluja. 1:12
     
Chandos Anthem No.8. 'O come, let us sing unto the Lord' 29:57
9 Sonata 3:58
      Chorus
10 O come, let us sing unto the Lord,… 3:28
      …let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all Gods.
      Tenor
11 O come, let us worship and fall down,… 3:43
      …and kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is the Lord our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
      Chorus
12 Glory and worship are before him,… 1:48
      …power and honour are in his sanctuary.
      Tenor & Chorus
13 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King,… 5:51
      …and that he made the world so fast it cannot be moved.
      Soprano
14 O magnify the Lord, and worship him upon his holy hill,… 3:36
      …for the Lord our God is holy.
      Alto
15 The Lord preserveth the souls of the saints,… 2:59
      …he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
      Tenor
16 For look as high as the heaven is in comparison of the earth,… 2:00
      …so great is his mercy towards them that fear him.
      Chorus
17 There is sprung up a light for the righteous,… 2:34
      …and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous!
     
Chandos Anthem No.9. 'O Praise the Lord with one consent' 24:13
      Chorus
18 O praise the Lord with one consent, 5:12
      and magnify his name!
      Let all the servants of the Lord,
      his worthy praise proclaim!
      Alto
19 Praise him, all ye that in his house 3:09
      attend with constant care,
      with those that to his utmost courts
      with humble zeal repair.
      Tenor
20 For this our truest int'rest is 2:30
      glad hymns of praise to sing,
      and with loud songs to bless his name,
      a most delightful thing.
      Bass
21 That God is great we often have 2:31
      by glad experience found;
      and seen how he with wondrous power
      above all Gods is crowned.
      Chorus
22 With cheerful notes let all the earth 3:24
      to heaven their voices raise!
      Let all, inspired with godly mirth,
      sing solemn hymns with praise.
      Soprano
23 God's tender mercy knows no bounds, 2:54
      his truth shall ne'er decay.
      Then let the willing nations round
      their greatful tribute pay.
      Chorus
24 Ye boundless realms of joy 2:25
      exalt your Maker's fame;
      his praise your song employ
      above the starry frame.
      Chorus
25 Your voices raise, 2:08
      ye Cherubim and Seraphim,
      to sing his praise!
      Alleluja.
      75:00
     
 Patrizia Kwella soprano
 James Bowman counter-tenor
 Ian Partridge tenor
 Michael George bass
 The Sixteen
 The Sixteen Orchestra
 Harry Christophers
 Recorded in:
 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
      30 January-1 February 1989
 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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