O be Joyful in the Lord, HWV 246 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 34
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1871. Plate H.W. 34.
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1930-70).
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A2630.
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Work Title O be Joyful in the Lord
Alternative. Title Chandos Anthem No.1 ; Jubilate in D major
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 246
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 344
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections
  1. Sinfonia (51 bars)
  2. Solo (tenor) and Chorus: Oh be joyful in the Lord (46 bars)
    Chorus: Serve the Lord with Gladness (58 bars)
  3. Duet (soprano, bass): Be sure that the Lord, he is God (A minor, 39 bars)
  4. Chorus: O go your ways into His gates with thanksgiving (F major, 162 bars)
  5. Trio (soprano, tenor, bass): For the Lord is gracious (G minor, 31 bars)
  6. Chorus: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost (D major, 48 bars)
  7. Chorus: As it was in the beginning (D major, 92 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1717-18
First Performance. 1717-18 in Canons Park, St. Lawrence Whitchurch
First Publication. 1871 (HGA)
Librettist Psalm C (vs.1-4), Doxology
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Voices (soprano, tenor, bass)
Mixed Chorus (STB)
Orchestra
oboe, bassoon, strings (no violas), continuo
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