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Sing unto God 'Wedding Anthem for Prince Frederick and Princess Augusta'

composer
first performed 27 April 1736
author of text
Psalms 68, 106 and 128

 
The anthem Sing unto God was written in 1736 for the wedding in the German Chapel at St James’s Palace of Prince Frederick (the Prince of Wales) and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Coburg on April 27, Handel took his text from Psalms 68, 106 and 128. Once again the libretto gave him ample scope for a variety of moods: the grand opening uses chorus, full orchestra (including timpani) and an alto soloist, with an important part for a solo trumpeter. The soprano soloist is given a movement (‘Blessed are all they that fear the Lord’) underpinned with a typically cheerful walking bass, and the bass soloist and an obbligato cello have a particularly lyrical setting of ‘Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine’. The Chapel Royal obviously had a particularly fine tenor on call for the service; the soloist is given some demanding passage-work before the chorus (and the return of the trumpets and timpani) end the work with typical Handelian energy and grandeur.

from notes by Robert King 1989

Recordings

Handel: Music for royal occasions
CDA66315Archive Service

Details

Movement 1: Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth
Track 16 on CDA66315 [3'03] Archive Service
Movement 2: Blessed are all they that fear the Lord
Track 17 on CDA66315 [2'19] Archive Service
Movement 3: Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine
Track 18 on CDA66315 [3'49] Archive Service
Movement 4: Lo, thus shall the man be blessed
Track 19 on CDA66315 [1'46] Archive Service
Movement 5: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
Track 20 on CDA66315 [0'50] Archive Service
Movement 6: And let the people say, Amen
Track 21 on CDA66315 [4'48] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66315 track 19

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-31519
Duration
1'46
Recording date
25 May 1988
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Handel: Music for royal occasions (CDA66315)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: February 1989
    Archive Service
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