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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Work Title O be Joyful in the Lord, HWV 246
Alternative. Title Chandos Anthem No.1 ; Jubilate in D major
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections
  1. Overture
  2. Chorus: Oh be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands
  3. Duet (soprano, bass): Be sure that the Lord, he is God
  4. Chorus: O go your ways into His gates with thanksgiving
  5. Trio (soprano, tenor, bass): For the Lord is gracious
  6. Chorus: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost
  7. Chorus: As it was in the beginning
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1717-18
First Performance. 1717-18 in Canons Park, St. Lawrence Whitchurch
Librettist Bible (Psalm 100)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
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