composed by Handel
In 1717, Duke of Chandos invited Handel to live at his palace, Canons, in Middlesex. He composed several masterpieces including Chandos Anthems and concerto grossi in a wonderful atmosphere. Chandos Anthems consist of three voices with orchestra (Oboe, Violin I/II, Bass continuo). The texts are all based on Psalms.
Chandos Anthem No.1-8, 10-12 have Sonata which is equivalent to overture without voices.
- Chandos Anthem No.1 “O be joyful in the Lord” Sonata, HWV 246
- Chandos Anthem No.2 “In the Lord put I my trust” Sonata, HWV 247
- Chandos Anthem No.3 “Have mercy upon me” Sonata, HWV 248
- Chandos Anthem No.4, “O sing unto the Lord a new song” Sonata, HWV 249b
- Chandos Anthem No.5 “I will magnify thee” Sonata, HWV 250a
- Chandos Anthem No.6 “As pants the Hart for cooling streams” Sonata, HWV 251a
- Chandos Anthem No.7 “My song shall be alway” Sonata, HWV 252
- Chandos Anthem No.8 “O come, let us sing unto the Lord” Sonata, HWV 253
- Chandos Anthem No.10 “The Lord is my light” Sonata, HWV 255
- Chandos Anthem No.11 “Let God arise” Sonata, HWV 256
- Chandos Anthem No.12 “O praise the Lord, ye angels of his” Sonata, HWV 257