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

Books | Alto (Treble) Recorder, Continuo

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

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)

ISBN: 9790006521920
No of pages: 31
Language: English
Catalogue No: BA4259

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        Leeds GB
        Clearly printed, largely avoiding awkward page turns.
        It is quite expensive.
        Confirmed purchase: 08 June 2018
        Published on: 22 June 2018

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        Musicroom Reviews

        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.
        Anonymous - (Bradford, United Kingdom)
        Essential for your recorder repertoire. Excellent
        Anonymous - (Esher, United Kingdom)

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