Singing voice, Mixed choir, orchestra (Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir , Ob, 2 V, Continuo(Vc, Vo, bassoon, Org)) - Level 3
Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Gerald Hendrie. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Score. HWV 252. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04292. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04292).
Item Number: BA.BA04292
ISBN 9790006532285. 31 x 24.2 cm inches. Language: English/German.
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, theChandos 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 forO come let us sing unto the Lord.
The anthems present the Urtext from theHalle Handel Editionand include uncomplicated and easy-to-play piano reductions. In addition to the original English words, the full scores and vocal scores also include a singing translation in German.
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