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Piano Suites (London 1720)

Piano Solo

By George Frideric Handel

Piano (Piano solo) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Anthony Hicks. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Baroque. Collection (softcover). With introductory text, performance notes and fingerings. 113 pages. G. Henle #HN336. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480336).

Item Number: HL.51480336

ISBN 9790201803364. 9x12 inches.

George Frideric Handel's powerful musical personality reveals itself not only in the large forms of opera, oratorio, and orchestra suite, but also in his compositions for keyboard. The focus here is on eight Suites of his first printed collection from 1720, which by no means comprise standardized sequences of dance movements. On the contrary - free-form movements of great artistic weight predominate, inserting themselves between lighter dance pieces. Handel's suites always display a distinctive individuality, and deserve a larger presence in our concert halls. We were able to engage Handel specialist Anthony Hicks as the editor of this Urtext edition.

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About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Suite, A major, HWV 426 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, F major, HWV 427 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, D minor, HWV 428 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, E minor, HWV 429 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, E major, HWV 430 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, F sharp minor, HWV 431 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, G minor, HWV 432 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Suite, F minor, HWV 433 (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Early version of single movements (appendix) (Piano solo)  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Fredericksburg, VA
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  • April 20, 2016 Super

    I usually won't pay for high dollar editions of music, but I must say that the printing is crystal clear and paper quality excellent. The music itself is super- love the HWV 429.

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  • 5

    Christopher Fulkerson
    San Francisco bay Area
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  • October 17, 2011 Required Monuments

    For multi-movement compositions, this is, and all of the following are excellent editions, all available at Henle (always your first choice editions for music by the basic dead white guys - making sure to get the version with or without fingerings, according to your decision) which are basic to the...

    keyboard library of all serious musicians OF ANY STRIPE, whether of the ancient quill-plucked harpsichord or the modern hammer-struck piano: Bach Partitas, Henle 28 Bach English Suites, Henle 100 Bach French Suites, Henle 71 Handel Suites 1720, Henle 336 Handel Suites 1733, Henle 472 A basic complete sequence is possible if you include these: Bach Konzert/Ouverture/Variations, Henle 129 Bach WTC, Henle 14 and 16 Depart from Henle in good will on the basis of fingerings, but know enough about fingerings to know why. NO MUSICIAN CAN AFFORD TO BE IGNORANT OF THIS MUSIC.

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