In 1717, Duke of Chandos invited Handel to live at his palace, Canons, in Middlesex. He composed several masterpieces including Chandos Anthems and concerto grossi in a wonderful atmosphere. Chandos Anthems consist of three voices with orchestra (Oboe, Violin I/II, Bass continuo). The texts are all based on Psalms. Chandos Anthem No.6 "As pants the Hart for cooling streams" HWV251a consists of the following parts. I. Sonata (orchestra) II. Chorus (a3) III. Solo (Canto) IV. Solo (Tenore) V. Chorus (a3) VI. Duet (Canto & Tenore) VII. Chorus (a3)

This score is an arrangement for Wood Quartet based on the urtext of I. Sonata.

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