G.F. Handel, Chandos Anthems — Oct 2009

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Program Details

George Frederic Handel (1685–1759)

Corey Jamason, Artistic Director

Erica Schuller, soprano, and Craig Lemming, tenor


O sing unto the Lord a new song, HWV 249b

Soprano Solo and Chorus: O sing unto the Lord a new song
Chorus: Declare his honour unto the heathen
Air for Tenor: The waves of the sea rage horribly
Duet for Soprano & Tenor: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Chorus: Let the whole earth stand in awe of him
Chorus: Let the heavens rejoice

The Lord is my light, HWV 255

Air for Tenor: The Lord is my light and my salvation
Chorus: Though an host of the men were laid against me
Chorus: I will offer in his dwelling an oblation
Chorus: For who is God but the Lord
Chorus: They are brought down and fall'n
Chorus: O praise the Lord with me
Air for Tenor: The Lord is my strength and my shield
Air for Soprano: It is the Lord that ruleth the sea
Chorus: Sing praises unto the Lord


I will magnify thee, O God, HWV 250a

Chorus: I will magnify thee, O God, my King
Chorus: One generation shall praise thy works unto another
Air for Tenor: The Lord preserveth all them that love him
Air for Soprano: The Lord is righteous in all his ways
Air for Tenor: Happy are the people
Tenor solo and chorus: My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord

Let God arise, HWV 256a

Chorus: Let God arise
Air for Tenor: Like as the smoke vanisheth
Air for Soprano: Let the righteous be glad
Chorus: O sing unto God
Accompagnato: Praised be the Lord
Chorus: At thy rebuke, O God
Chorus: Blessed be God

San Francisco Bach Choir Baroque Orchestra
Janet Strauss, Adam Lamotte, violin
Elisabeth Reed, violoncello
Steven Lehning, bass
Stephen Bard, oboe
Kate van Orden, bassoon
Jonathan Rhodes Lee, organ

Saturday, October 17, 2009 / Sunday, October 18, 2009
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco