1. O Praise the Lord With One Consent

from Chandos Anthems No. 9 (‘O Praise the Lord With One Consent’)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) (123)

Performed by The Sixteen, on period instruments, directed by Harry Christophers.

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O PRAISE the Lord with one consent, and magnify his name.
Let all the servants of the Lord his worthy praise proclaim.

The text is from Psalm 135 in the Authorised Version of the Bible. The melody is strongly reminiscent of the popular hymn ‘O God our help in ages past’, and likewise of the first subject of Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘St Anne Fugue’; however, Handel had used this motif before, a year before the hymn was published in 1708.

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