Handel: O praise the Lord with one consent, HWV 254

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Format Descriptions

  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Editor: Gerald Hendrie
  • Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: O praise the Lord with one consent, HWV 254
  • Work Languages: English, German
  • ISMN: 9790006532452
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 58
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

Handel's three anthems (My song shall be alway, HWV 252; O come let us sing, HWV 253; O praise the Lord HWV 254) were composed in 1717 and 1718 for Cannons, a country estate near to London. They take their nickname, the "Chandos Anthems", from the owner of the estate, the First Duke of Chandos.

The three pieces are noteworthy for their festive character and their varied orchestral accompaniment. Handel borrows older material from his Italian period and his earlier works for the Chapel Royal in London – a standard procedure for this composer, who reused particularly successful pieces as starting points for his later works. The scoring for solo voices, chorus, oboe, strings, and continuo was tailored to the musical resources of the small country estate. Two additional recorders are needed for "O come let us sing unto the Lord".

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