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G.F. Handel: Complete Sonatas For Recorder And Basso Continuo

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Alto (Treble) Recorder, Continuo (TREC/CONT)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Series: Barenreiter Urtext Edition
Catalogue #: BA4259
ISBN: 9790006521920


The popularity of Handel’s recorder sonatas can easily be gauged by the sheer number of old and modern publications of them. This edition unites the six authentic sonatas and also includes the early version of movement no. 6 to the D minor sonata. It is based on the eminently reliable text of the Halle Handel Edition, the “last word” in Handel scholarship.

The G minor, A minor, C major and F major sonatas were originally edited by Hans Peter Schmitz in 1955 for the Halle Handel Edition. These sonatas were then re-edited in 1995 by Terence Best.

The publication contains a thorough discussion of the history and genesis of the works and handy tips dealing with performance practice by the renowned Handel scholar Terence Best. In addition to the score, the edition has a solo recorder part and a bass part with figures.A must publication for performers of Handel’s beloved music for recorder.

This publication replaces the older Hortus Musicus nos. 251 269.

  • Authoritative edition based on the reliable Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition

  • Performance practice tips (English/German)

  • Score with solo recorder part and bass part with figures

“Let’s hope that this is the final ‘scholarly edition’ of the Handel recorder sonatas. I do not see a need for any more !“(Martha Bixler – American Recorder, November 1993)

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it.
Sonata In A Minor Hwv.362
Sonata In B Hwv.377
Sonata In C Hwv.365
Sonata In D Minor Hwv.367
Sonata In F Hwv.369
Sonata In G Minor Hwv.360

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Customer Rating This is such a brilliant book. It contains some absolutely beautiful sonatas, for example, Sonata In A Minor; the first movement of this (Larghetto) is absolutley astounding, I played it in a concert recently, and I was enjoying it so much that the audience must have noticed. I could tell at the end that they were just so mezmerized by how beautiful this piece was.
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Customer Rating Essential for your recorder repertoire. Excellent
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 31 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Editor: Terence Best

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