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Sämtliche Sonaten für Blockflöte und Basso continuo

By George Frideric Handel

Recorder, Basso continuo - UK Grade 4
Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Terence Best. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Score, Set of part(s), anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04259. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04259).

Item Number: BA.BA04259

ISBN 9790006521920. 31 x 24.3 cm inches.

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 and 269.

  • Ratings + Reviews

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    David Bryant
    Regina, Canada
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  • August 10, 2011 Complete Sonatas for Recorder

    Skip this one--it's just a reprint of the Op.1 pieces included in this publisher's Eleven Sonatas for Flute plus the two Fitzwilliam Sonatas: one of which(HWV 367a) is included in the Eleven Sonatas and is doable on tenor or on voice flute (and sounds better...

    that way) the other in B-flat HWV377 is a pastiche--nice music but hardly worth buying this entire set for.There's also an alternative 6th mov't to 367a. Terence Best's notes are excellent. Still if you're a recorder player, buy the Eleven Sonatas--and try playing the transverso pieces on tenor if you're not lucky enough to own a voice flute.

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