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Handelís Chandos anthems

Handelís Chandos anthems

Copies of the Chandos anthems, in the 1790 Arnold edition, given to the Library by Dr. Frank S. Brown, once belonged to the leading eighteenth-century singer and composer, Venanzio Rauzzini, a subscriber to the edition. Charming leather labels on the covers of two volumes containing the anthems record this interesting provenance. Dr. Brownís generously donated collection of early music editions illustrates the musical life of Bath in the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth.