Chandos Anthems

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Chandos Anthems. 12 anthems on religious texts comp. by Handel between 1717 and 1718 when he was dir. of mus. for the Earl of Carnarvon, later the Duke of Chandos, at his palace, Cannons, near Edgware, Middlesex (not far from London). They are short cantatas for 3-part ch. acc. by obs., str., and org. In No.6 (As pants the hart) Handel used Ger. chorale as cantus firmus.