G.F. Handel: Complete Keyboard Works in Four Volumes (Barenreiter Performing Edition)

Books | Piano

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

To mark the Handel Year 2009 Bärenreiter is offering a special set on all Handel’s keyboard music. Up till now all works have been published as individual volumes Keyboard Works I-IV (BA 4221-4224) in the "Halle Handel Edition".


These volumes encompass Handel’s output over a long period spanning approx. 1705 to 1750. Volumes I and II include both collections of suites (1720 and 1733) which the composer himself saw to print. These standout in terms of their compositional demands and are a testimony to Handel’s sometimes idiosyncratic treatment of the Baroque form. Volumes III and IV contain all the other individual surviving pieces and miscellaneous suites.


The edition, based on the Urtext of the "Halle Handel Edition", has been edited by the internationally-renowned Handel scholar Terence Best. The music text in each volume, which also takes into consideration alternative versions of individual pieces, is accompanied by a detailed foreword on the history of the compositions, transmission and performance practice.


  • Urtext based on the "Halle Handel Edition"
  • Comprehensive edition of Handel’s keyboard works
  • Detailed introductory text with notes on performance practice (German/English)
  • Based on the latest Handel research findings

Barenreiter sheet music performing editions present the authentic text and the latest findings of scholarly research, enabling players to get as close to the composer's intentions as the surviving sources will allow.

There are no arbitrary editorial editions, and the quality of the musical text matched by an appearance on the page that satisfies the most discerning eye.

  • Comprehensive edition of Handel's Keyboard works.
  • Detailed introductory text with notes on performance practice (German/English)
  • Based on the latest Handel research findings.

"By using one of Barenreiter's scores, I feel confident that I have an edition that has been meticulously prepared to the highest standards and with the latest research. It feels good to have a Barenreiter score in your hand. For many pieces, I wouldn't want to be without it"
- Angela Hewitt (Pianist)

ISBN: 9790006532612
Published on: 01 November 2010
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: BA4262

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