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ELEVEN SONATAS

ELEVEN SONATAS

Composer:Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Instrumentation:fl. pft.
Publisher Ref:BA4225
Most of these sonatas were first published nearly 300 years ago and this edition is based on the composer's autograph hand-written scores.

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Sub Title:Halle Edition
Skill Level:D
Publisher:Barenreiter Edition
ISMN:M006446254
ISBN:none specified
Nine of these sonatas were composed between 1724 & 1726 and first published by John Walsh of London in about 1731. From Handel's autograph manuscripts of five of those sonatas, it seems clear that they were not intended specifically for the transverse flute but it is known that the remaining four (HWV's 360, 362, 365 & 369) were written for recorder and basso continuo. Handel's reason for writing a substantial body of chamber music at this time is not known but he was teaching the daughters of the future King George II, one of whom was Princess Anne, his favourite pupil. The continuo parts of the four recorder sonatas are figured in unusual detail - possibly to instruct the princess in the technique of realizing a figured bass.

  • Sonata in E minor (HWV 379)
  • Sonata in E minor (HWV 359b)
  • Sonata in G minor (HWV 360)
  • Sonata in A minor (HWV 362)
  • Sonata in G major (HWV 363b) (8.04)
  • Sonata in C major (HWV 365) (10.31)
  • Sonata in B minor (HWV 367b) (16.30)
  • Sonata in F major (HWV 369)
  • APPENDIX - Three sonatas of doubtful authenticity.
  • Sonata in A minor (HWV 374)
  • Sonata in E minor (HWV 375)
  • Sonata in B minor (HWV 376)


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