A scholarly-critical performing edition of George Frideric Handel's Complete Organ Works based on the Halle Handel Edition (HHA).
- First single-volume edition of Handel's Organ works
- Includes all variant readings from the sources which have previously only been available in the Critical Commentary of the HHA
- Detailed Foreword (Ger/Eng) with short descriptions of each source and a Critical Commentary (Ger/Eng)
- With contemporary Organ dispositions
In terms of layout and musical text, this Barenreiter edition is based on the complete volumes of the composer's Keyboard music edited by Terence Best as part of the HHA.
The Halle Handel Edition's Critical Commentary forms the basis of this edition, which however differs from the HHA volumes in two respects. Firstly, it gathers together, for the first time, all of Handel's works for which it can be solidly argued that they were composed for the Organ. The centre piece is a set of twelve handwritten fugues deriving directly from the composer's immediate surroundings and published here, for the first time, as a unified cycle. Secondly, this Barenreiter edition presents plausible alternative readings from various sources in the main body of the music. In the HHA these readings, all of which definitely or presumably stem from the composer, are merely listed in the critical commentary.
Fuga I in C minor HWV 610
Fuga II in G minor HWV 605
Fuga III in B-flat major HWV 607
Fuga IV in F minor HWV 433/2
Fuga V in E minor HWV 429/1
Fuga VI in G major HWV 606
Fuga VII in D minor HWV 428/2
Fuga VIII in A minor HWV 609
Fuga IX in B minor HWV 608
Fuga X in F-sharp minor HWV 431/3
Fuga XI in F major HWV 427/4
Fuga XII in F major HWV 611
Fuga in E major HWV 612
O the pleasure of the plains in G major HWV 474
Jesu meine Freude in G minor HWV 480