A First Handel Album


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Composer: Handel - Georg Friedrich

Arranger: Walter Bergmann

Instrumentation: Descant - Treble (or Descant - Treble - Tenor) + Piano

Period/Genre: Baroque

Grade: Moderate

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George Frideric, baptised Georg Friedrich Händel, German; 23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-British Baroque composer well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, concerti grossi and organ concertos. Handel received his training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712, where he spent the bulk of his career and became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition and by composers of the Italian Baroque. In turn, Handel's music forms one of the peaks of the "high baroque" style, bringing Italian opera to its highest development, creating the genres of English oratorio and organ concerto, and introducing a new style into English church music. He is consistently recognized as one of the greatest composers of his age.

*Eleven Well Loved Compositions by Handel* arranged here for two and three recorders with optional Piano accompaniment. Mostly works from The Royal Fireworks Suites.

1. Air from Watermusic
2. Menuet from Berenice
3. Musette
4. Gavotte
5. Pifa, Christmas Pastorale from Messiah
6. March
7. Menuet from Firework Music
8. Tamburino
9. La Paix from Firework Music
10. Bourree from Firework Music
11. La Rejouissance from Firework Music

_Score 19 pp. Part 11 pp._

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