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.  
   
 Patrizia Kwella soprano
 James Bowman counter-tenor
 Ian Partridge tenor
 Michael George bass
 Harry Christophers
  30 January-1 February 1989