The Handel Institute

G. F. Handel's Compositions

HWV 201-300


HWV 201a: Se tu non lasci amore

  • Genre: Italian trio (SSB)
  • Completed score: Naples, 12 July 1708
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 201b: Se tu non lasci amore

  • Genre: Italian trio (SSB)
  • Completed score: 1708
  • Notes: First movement longer in Naples autograph than in most copies.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 202: Künft' ger Zeiten eitler Kummer

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 203: Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 204: Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 205: Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle ruhiger Gelassenheit

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 206: Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 207: Meine Seele hört im Sehen

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 208: Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 209: In den angenehmen Büschen

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 210: Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by B.H. Brockes from "Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott."
  • Composed: London, circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 211: Aure dolci, deh, spirate

  • Genre: Italian aria (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1722-6

HWV 212: Con doppia gloria mia

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1722-6

HWV 213: Con lacrime si belle

  • Genre: Italian aria (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1717-18

HWV 214: Dell'onda instabile

  • Genre: Italian aria (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1749

HWV 215: Col valor del vostro brando

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1711-13

HWV 216: Impari del mio core

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1749

HWV 217: L'odio, sì, ma poi ritrovò

  • Genre: Italian aria (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1722-6

HWV 218: Love's but the frailty of the mind

  • Genre: Incidental Music (S)
  • Composed: London, 1740
  • First performance: 17 March 1740: London, Drury Lane Theatre
  • Notes:
    • Autograph survives.
    • Sung by Mrs. Kitty Clive at her benefit performance of William Congreve's "The Way of the World" (Act III).

HWV 219: Non so se avrai mai bene

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1710-18

HWV 220: Per dar pace al mio tormento

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1749

HWV 221: Quant'invidio tua fortuna

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1749

HWV 222: Quanto più amara fu sorte crudele

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1721-3

HWV 223: S'un di m'appaga, la mia crudele

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1738-41

HWV 224: Si, crudel, tornerà

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1738-41

HWV 225: Spera chi sa perchè la sorte

  • Genre: Italian aria (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1717-18

HWV 226: Hunting Song or The morning is charming

  • Genre: English song (T)
  • Libretto: Text by Charles Legh.
  • Composed: London, 1743
  • Notes:
    • Voice in treble clef.
    • Autograph, which survives, presented to Legh in 1751.
  • HHA edition: V/5, 6

HWV 227: Vo' cercando tra fiori

  • Genre: Italian aria (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1726

HWV 2281-24

  • Title: English songs
  • Genre: Incidental music and English songs
  • Notes: Many other individual songs attributed to Handel were published in London during his lifetime. Some may have been original and authentic; others were spurious (e.g., HWV 228.12 is by Thomas Arne) or pirated arrangements.

HWV 2281: The unhappy Lovers: As Celia's fatal arrows flew

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 2282: Charming Cloris: Ask not the cause / The poor Shepherd: The Sun was sunk beneath the Hills

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 2283: As on a Sunshine Summer's Day

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1729

 

HWV 2284: Bacchus Speech in Praise of Wine: Bacchus one day gayly striding

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 2285: The Polish Minuet or Miss Kitty Grevil's Delight: Charming is your shape and air

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1720

 

HWV 2286: The Sailor's Complaint: Come and listen to my ditty / Hosier's Ghost: As near Portobello lying

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1735

 

HWV 2287: Di godere ha speranza il mio core / Oh my dearest, my lovely creature

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1719

 

HWV 2288: The forsaken Maid's Complaint: Faithless ungrateful / The slighted Swain: Cloe proves false

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1720

 

HWV 2289: From scourging rebellion or A Song on the Victory obtained over the Rebels by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland

  • Genre: English song (T)
  • Completed score: 1746
  • First performance: Sung by Thomas Lowe at Vauxhall Gardens, 15 May 1746
  • Notes : Composed to celebrate the Duke of Cumberland's defeat of the Jacobite forces at Culloden on 16 April, 1746.

HWV 22810: The forsaken Nymph: Guardian Angels now protect me

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1735

 

HWV 22811: I like the am'rous Youth that's free

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: 1737
  • First performance: 28 February 1737: London, Drury Lane Theatre
  • Published: 1741
  • Notes: Sung by Catherine ("Kitty") Clive in James Miller's comedy, "The Universal Passions" (Act II).

HWV 22812: Phillis: My fair, ye Swains, is gone astray

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1725

 

HWV 22813: Not, Cloe, that I better am

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 22814: Strephon's Complaint of Love: Oh cruel Tyrant Love

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 22815: The Satyr's Advice to a Stock-Jobber: On the shore of a low ebbing sea / Ye Swains that are courting a Maid / Molly Mogg: Says my uncle, I pray you discover

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 22816: Phillis be kind and hear

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1730

 

HWV 22817: Phillis advised: Phillis the lovely

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1739

 

HWV 22818: Stand round, my brave boys or Song made for the Gentlemen Volunteers of the City of London

  • Genre: English song (T)
  • Composed: 1745
  • First performance : Sung by Thomas Lowe in "The Relapse or Virtue in Danger" by John Vanbrugh, at Drury Lane Theatre, London: 14 November 1745
  • Published: 1745
  • Notes: Published as "A Song made for the Gentlemen Volunteers of the City of London" (1745)

HWV 22819: The faithful Maid / The Melancholy Nymph: 'Twas when the seas were roaring

  • Genre: Incidental Music (S)
  • Composed: 1715
  • First performance: 23 February 1715: London, Drury Lane Theatre
  • Notes: Probably sung in John Gay's "Comic Tragick Pastoral Farce" or "What D'ye Call it," (Act II)

HWV 22820: The Rapture / Matchless Clarinda: When I survey Clarinda's charms / Venus now leaves

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1725

 

HWV 22821: The Death of the Stag: When Phoebus the tops of the Hills does adorn

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1740

 

HWV 22822: Who to win a Woman's favour

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1746

 

HWV 22823: An Answer to Collin's Complaint: Ye winds to whome Collin complains

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1716

 

HWV 22824: Yes, I'm in love

  • Genre: English song (S)
  • Composed: circa 1740

 

HWV 2291-7

  • Title: Seven German Church Cantatas
  • Genre: Cantata
  • Notes: HWV 229 is a set of seven church cantatas said to have been composed by Handel in Halle, Germany. The only reference to them is found in the 1718 will of Adamus Meissner, organist of the Ulrich's Church in Halle. They are part of a list of 276 church works left by Meissner to the church. Their whereabouts is unknown. See Händel Handbuch II, p. 648.

HWV 2291: Das gantze Haupt ist krank à 8

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 2292: Es ist der alte Bund, Mensch à 12

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 2293: Führwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit à 15

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 2294: Thue Rechnung von deinem Haußhalten à 13

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 2295: Victoria. Der Tod ist verschlungen à 14

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 2296: Was werden wir essen à 10/12

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 2297: Wer ist der, so von Edom kömmt à 12

  • Genre:  Cantata
  • Composed: Halle, circa 1700-3

 

HWV 230: Ah! che troppo ineguali or O del ciel! Maria regina

  • Genre: Ital. sacred cantata (S)
  • Composed: ?Rome 1707-8
  • Notes: Recitative and aria.
  • HG edition: 52b
  • HHA edition: V/4

HWV 231: Coelestis dum spirat aura

  • Genre: Motet (S)
  • Composed: ?Rome, 1707
  • First performance: ?13 June 1707, Vignanello
  • Notes: Motet for Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 232: Dixit Dominus

  • Genre: Psalm setting (S, A, chorus)
  • Libretto: Psalm 110 (Vulgate 109)
  • Composed: Rome, April 1707
  • Notes: Dixit Dominus represents Handel's earliest dated autograph, and it is the earliest surviving autograph from his large-scale compositions.
  • HG edition: 38
  • HHA edition: III/1

HWV 233: Donna, che in ciel

  • Genre: Ital. sacred cantata (S)
  • First performance: ?2 February 1708, Rome on the "anniversary of the deliverance of Rome from the earthquake on the feast of the Purification of the Virgin."
  • Borrowings: Formed the basis for the French overture to "Agrippina" (HWV 6).
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 234: Il pianto di Maria or Giunta l'ora fatal -- Spurious

  • Genre: Ital. sacred cantata (S)
  • Notes: Misattributed to Handel; composed by Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710-91).

HWV 235: Haec est Regina virginum

  • Genre: Antiphon (S)
  • Composed: ?Rome, 1707
  • First performance: Probably written for services held at the church of S. Maria di Monte Santo in Rome circa 16 July 1707 to celebrate the feast day of "Madonna del Carmine" (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) -- the major fesitval of the Carmelite order.

HWV 236: Laudate pueri dominum in F major

  • Genre: Psalm setting (S)
  • Libretto: Psalm 113 (Vulgate 112)
  • Composed: circa 1706, Germany
  • Notes: Laudate pueri dominum in F major is Handel's earliest surviving autograph.
  • HG edition: 38
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 237: Laudate pueri dominum in D major

  • Genre: Psalm setting (S, chorus)
  • Libretto: Psalm 113 (Vulgate 112)
  • Completed score: Rome, 8 July 1707
  • Borrowings:
    • Introduction recycled later for the Utrecht Jubilate (HWV 279).
    • Portions reused for Joshua (HWV 64). "A solis ortu" became the chorus "May all the host of Heav'n," the Gloria Patri became the solo and chorus "Glory to God," and the vocal line of "Qui habitare facit" became the aria "Oh had I Jubal's lyre."
    • Handel reused "Qui habitare facit" for the false mother's aria in Solomon (HWV 67) "Thy sentence, O King."
  • HG edition: 38
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 238: Nisi Dominus

  • Genre: Psalm setting (S, A, T, B, chorus)
  • Libretto: Psalm 127 (Vulgate 126)
  • Completed score: Rome, 13 July 1707
  • First performance: Probably written for a grand Vespers service held at the church of S. Maria di Monte Santo in Rome on 16 July 1707, the feast day of "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" -- the major fesitval of the Carmelite order.
  • HG edition: 38 (without the final "Gloria")
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 239: O qualis de coelo sonus

  • Genre: Motet (S)
  • Composed: ?Rome, May-June 1707
  • First performance: ?Whitsun 1707, Vignanello
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 240: Saeviat tellus inter rigores

  • Genre: Motet (S)
  • Composed: ?Rome, 1707
  • First performance: ?16 July 1707, Rome
  • Notes: Motet for Feast of Madonna del Carmine.
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 241: Salve regina

  • Genre: Antiphon (S)
  • Composed: ?Rome, 1707
  • First performance: ?Trinity Sunday, 19 June, 1707, Marquis Ruspoli's private chapel at Vignanello
  • HG edition: 38
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 242: Silete venti

  • Genre: Motet (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1724
  • Borrowings:
    • The aria, "Date serta" is a combination of his German aria "Meine Seele hört im Sehen" (HWV 207) and a figure taken from the solo, "Let the righteous be glad", from the Chandos anthem: "Let God arise" (HWV 256a)
    • The "Alleluja" is based on an Alleluia from one of the earlier motets: "Saeviat tellus inter rigores" (HWV 240).
    • Portions of Silete venti reused in the 1732 version of Esther (HWV 50b) and the Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 2 (HWV 290).
  • HG edition: 38
  • HHA edition: III/2

HWV 243: Te decus virgineum

  • Genre: Antiphon (A)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707
  • First performance: Probably written for services held at the church of S. Maria di Monte Santo in Rome circa 16 July 1707 to celebrate the feast day of "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" -- the major fesitval of the Carmelite order.

HWV 244: Kyrie eleison -- Spurious

  • Genre: Ital. sacred cantata (chorus)
  • Notes:
    • Misattributed to Handel; by A. Lotti ("Missa Sapientiae").
    • MS copy Handel from circa 1749.

HWV 245: Gloria in excelsis deo -- Spurious

  • Genre: Ital. sacred cantata (chorus)
  • Notes:
    • Misattributed to Handel; by A. Lotti ("Missa Sapientiae").
    • MS copy Handel from circa 1749.

HWV 246: O be joyful in the Lord; Chandos Anthem No. 1 or Jubilate ('Cannons') in D major

  • Genre: Anthem/Canticle
  • Key: D major
  • Libretto: Psalm 100 (the Jubilate).
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: Based on "Jubilate (Utrecht) in D major" (HWV 279), 1713, which itself was based on the "Laudate pueri dominum" (HWV 236), 1707.
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/4

HWV 247: In the Lord put I my trust; Chandos Anthem No. 2

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 9, 11, 12, & 13 from Tate and Brady's "New Version of the Psalms."
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: The two-part introduction reused later as the first two movements of the Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 5 (HWV 316)
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 248: Have mercy upon me; Chandos Anthem No. 3

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 51, the Misere.
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 249a: O sing unto the Lord a new song

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 96
  • Completed score: 1714
  • First performance: ?26 September 1714: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
  • Notes: For Chapel Royal.
  • HG edition: 36
  • HHA edition: III/9

HWV 249b: O sing unto the Lord a new song; Chandos Anthem No. 4

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: "Prayer Book" version of Psalms 93 & 96.
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Notes: Partly based on "O sing unto the Lord a new song" (HWV 249a).
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 250a: I will magnify thee; Chandos Anthem No. 5

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 144 & 145
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: The introduction reused in the Oboe Concerto No 2a in B flat major (HWV 301).
  • Notes: Two movements added later.
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 250b: I will magnify thee

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 89, 96, 145
  • Completed score: 1724
  • First performance: ?5 January 1724: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
  • Borrowings: Some music from "I will magnify thee" (HWV 250a), "O sing unto the Lord a new song" (HWV 249b), "My song shall be alway" (HWV 252), "O come let us sing unto the Lord" (HWV 253).
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/9

HWV 251a: As pants the hart

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 42
  • Composed:
    • Circa 1712-13.
    • Composed for the King's Chapel Royal.
  • HG edition: 34,36
  • HHA edition: III/9

HWV 251b: As pants the hart; Chandos Anthem No. 6

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 42
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: Handel reused the two movements of the introduction in his Opus 5 trio sonatas and Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 5 (HWV 316).
  • Notes:
    • Text and some music derived from "As pants the hart" (HWV 251a)
    • May have been the first Chandos Anthem composed.
  • HG edition: 34-5
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 251c: As pants the hart

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 42
  • First performance: ?7 October 1722: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace.
  • Borrowings: Text and music largely from "As pants the hart" (HWV 251a and HWV 251b).
  • HG edition: 34
  • HHA edition: III/9

HWV 251d: As pants the hart

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 42
  • Composed: circa 1722
  • HG edition: 34,36
  • HHA edition: III/9

HWV 252: My song shall be alway; Chandos Anthem No. 7

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 89
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: The introduction reused in the beginning of the Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 3.
  • Notes:
    • Partly derived from the "Te Deum in D" (HWV 280)
    • The trio "Thou rulest the raging sea" performed at Cannons but probably spurious -- possibly composed by Johann Pepusch or Nicola Haym instead.
  • HG edition: 35
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 253: O come, let us sing unto the Lord; Chandos Anthem No. 8

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: "Prayer Book" psalms 95 (the venite), 96, 97, 99, 103
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: The introduction reused in the Oboe Concerto No 2a in B flat major (HWV 301)
  • HG edition: 35
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 254: O praise the Lord with one consent; Chandos Anthem No. 9

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 117, 135, 148 in metrical versions of Nahum Tate and Nicolas Brady's "New Version of the Psalms" (1696).
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Borrowings: "That God is great" is borrowed from the "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne" (HWV 74), 1713.
  • HG edition: 35
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 255: The Lord is my light; Chandos Anthem No. 10

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 18, 20, 27-30, 34, 45
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • HG edition: 35
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 256a: Let God arise; Chandos Anthem No. 11

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 68 & 76
  • Composed: Cannons, 1717-18
  • First performance: St. Lawrence, Cannons Park, Edgware.
  • Notes: 1st movement of 'symphony' added later.
  • HG edition: 35
  • HHA edition: III/4-6

HWV 256b: Let God arise

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 58
  • Completed score: 1726
  • First performance: ?16 January 1726: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
  • Borrowings: Partly derived from "Let God arise" (HWV 256a).
  • HG edition: 35
  • HHA edition: III/9

HWV 257: O praise the Lord, ye angels of his -- Spurious

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Notes:
    • Misattributed to Handel in Arnold's edition and in HG 36
    • By Maurice Greene, before 1728.

HWV 258: Zadok the priest; Coronation Anthem No. 1

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: English version of antiphon "Unxerunt Salomonem Sadoc sacerdos," after I Kings 1, 39-48.
  • Composed: ?9 September 1727 - 11 October 1727
  • First performance: 11 October 1727: Westminster Abbey
  • Notes:
    • For the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline
    • Performed at the Annointing.

HWV 259: Let thy hand be strengthened; Coronation Anthem No. 2

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 89: 13-14.
  • Composed: ?9 September 1727 - 11 October 1727
  • First performance: 11 October 1727: Westminster Abbey
  • Notes:
    • For the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline
    • Sung at the Recognition -- when the King was presented to the people.
  • HG edition: 14
  • HHA edition: III/10

HWV 260: The King shall rejoice; Coronation Anthem No. 3

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalm 21: 1,2,3,5
  • Composed: ?9 September 1727 - 11 October 1727
  • First performance: 11 October 1727: Westminster Abbey
  • Notes:
    • For the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline.
    • Should have been sung at the Recognition, when the King was presented to the people, but instead it was performed at the Crowning.
  • HG edition: 14
  • HHA edition: III/10

HWV 261: My heart is inditing; Coronation Anthem No. 4

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: After Psalm 45: 1, 10, 12 and Isaiah 49:23.
  • Composed: ?9 September 1727 - 11 October 1727
  • First performance: 11 October 1727: Westminster Abbey
  • Notes:
    • For the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline
    • Performed during the coronation of the Queen.
  • HG edition: 14
  • HHA edition: III/10

HWV 262: This is the day which the Lord hath made or Anthem for Wedding of Princess Anne

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 45, 118, Proverbs, Ecclesiasticus
  • Completed score: 1734
  • First performance: 14 March 1734: French Chapel, St. James's Palace
  • Borrowings: Mostly arranged from Athalia (HWV 52)
  • Notes: Performed during the wedding of William, Prince of Orange, and Anne, Princess Royal.
  • HG edition: 36
  • HHA edition: III/11

HWV 263: Sing unto God or Anthem for Wedding of Prince Frederick

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 68, 106, 128
  • Completed score: 1736
  • First performance: 27 April 1736: London, German Chapel, St. James's Palace
  • Notes:
    • For the wedding of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Coburg
    • Revised for wedding of Princess Mary.
  • HG edition: 36
  • HHA edition: III/11

HWV 264: The ways of Zion do mourn or Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto:
    • Text from Lamentations, Samuel, Job, Ecclesiasticus, Philippians, Wisdom, and Psalms 103, 112.
    • Compiled by Edward Willes, sub-dean of Westminster Abbey.
  • Composed: 5(?) - 12 December 1737
  • First performance: 17 December 1737: King Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey
  • Borrowings:
    • Wofgang Amadeus Mozart borrowed the beginning of the 2nd movement, transposed G minor to D minor, as the opening of his "Requiem."
    • Adapted as Part 1 of "Israel in Egypt" (HWV 54), 1739-40; replaced by miscellaneous movements, 1756-8.
  • Notes:
    • Probably first performed fully choral without solo movements.
    • Queen Caroline died on 20 November 1737.
    • The Sinfonia was not performed at the funeral and was probably added later.
  • HG edition: 11
  • HHA edition: III/12

HWV 265: Dettingen Anthem or The King shall rejoice

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 20, 21
  • Composed: 30 July - 3 August 1743
  • First performance: 27 November 1743: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. Performed during a service, in King George II's presence, to celebrate his safe return to England.
  • Borrowings: The chorus's question, "Any why?" is based on the final chorus from Act II of his oratorio "Semele" (HWV 58), 1743.
  • Notes: To celebrate the combined Austrian and British armies over the French at Dettingen in Lower Franconia on 27 June 1743.
  • HG edition: 36
  • HHA edition: III/13

HWV 266: How beautiful are the feet of them or His Anthem on the Peace or Peace Anthem

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Isaish, Psalms 29, 96, Revelation
  • Completed score: 1749
  • First performance: 25 April 1749: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, along with the "Queen Caroline" Te Deum (HWV 280).
  • Borrowings: Uses music from "Messiah" (HWV 56), "The Occasional Oratorio" (HWV 62), "I will magnify thee" (HWV 250b); music from discarded 1st movement (HWV 267) used for 3rd movement.
  • Notes: To celebrate the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen).
  • HHA edition: III/14

HWV 267: (?) First draft of the "Peace Anthem" (See HWV 266)

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Composed: Probably early 1749.
  • Notes: A 209-measure composition of which the last 19 measures are incomplete.

HWV 268: Blessed are they that considereth the poor or Foundling Hospital Anthem

  • Genre: Anthem
  • Libretto: Psalms 8, 41, 72, 112, Daniel, Revelation
  • Completed score: 1749
  • First performance: 27 May 1749: London, Foundling Hospital Chapel
  • Revivals: 16 April 1753: during official opening of Foundling Hospital Chapel.
  • Borrowings: Based partly on music from "Messiah" (HWV 56), "Susanna" (HWV 66), "The ways of Zion do mourn" (HWV 264).
  • Notes:
    • First performance probably in fully choral version
    • Solo movements probably added ca. 1751.
  • HG edition: 36
  • HHA edition: III/14

HWV 269-77: Settings of 'Amen'/'(H)alleluja, amen'

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1734-41, 1744-7
  • HG edition: 38 (HWV 269-74 only)
  • HHA edition: III/Supplement

HWV 278: Te Deum ("Utrecht") in D major

  • Genre: Canticle
  • Libretto: "We praise thee, O God" (Ambrosian hymn)
  • Completed score: 14 January 1713
  • First performance: 7 July 1713: London, St. Paul's Cathedral
  • HG edition: 31
  • HHA edition: III/3

HWV 279: Jubilate ("Utrecht ") in D major

  • Genre: Canticle
  • Libretto: "O be joyful in the Lord" (Psalm 100)
  • Composed: ?January-February 1713.
  • First performance: 7 July 1713: London, St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Borrowings:
    • First verses borrowed from the opening to Laudate pueri in D major (HWV 237).
    • Portions recycled later for the Chandos Anthems (HWV 246-56)
  • HG edition: 31
  • HHA edition: III/3

HWV 280: Te Deum ("Queen Caroline") in D major

  • Genre: Canticle
  • Libretto: "We praise thee, O God" (Ambrosian hymn)
  • Composed: 1714
  • First performance: ?26 September 1714: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
  • Revival:
    • circa 1722-24: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
    • 25 April 1749: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace along with the Peace Anthem (HWV 266) -- On the occasion of the Peace of Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle)
  • HG edition: 37
  • HHA edition: III/8

HWV 281: Te Deum ("Chandos" or "Cannons") in B flat major

  • Genre: Canticle
  • Libretto: "We praise thee, O God" (Ambrosian hymn)
  • Composed:
    • Circa 1717-18
    • Composed by Handel during his stay with the Duke of Chandos at Cannons.
  • First performance: circa 1717-18: St. Lawrence's Church, Cannons
  • HG edition: 37
  • HHA edition: III/7

HWV 282: Te Deum in A major

  • Genre: Canticle
  • Libretto: "We praise thee, O God" (Ambrosian hymn)
  • Completed score: 1726
  • First performance: ?16 January 1726: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
  • Borrowings: Partly derived from "Te Deum ('Chandos' or 'Cannons') in B flat major" (HWV 281).
  • HG edition: 37
  • HHA edition: III/8

HWV 283: Te Deum ("Dettingen") in D major

  • Genre: Canticle
  • Libretto: "We praise thee, O God" (Ambrosian hymn)
  • Composed: 17 July - circa 29 July 1743
  • First performance: 27 November 1743: London, Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. Performed during a service, in King George II's presence, to celebrate his safe return to England.
  • Notes: To celebrate the combined Austrian and British armies over the French at Dettingen in Lower Franconia on 27 June 1743.
  • HG edition: 25
  • HHA edition: III/13

HWV 284: Sinners obey the Gospel word (The Invitation)

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by Charles Wesley.
  • Composed: circa 1747
  • Notes: Probably at the request of Priscilla Rich.

HWV 285: O Love divine, how sweet thou art (Desiring to Love)

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by Charles Wesley.
  • Composed: circa 1747
  • Notes: Probably at the request of Priscilla Rich.

HWV 286: Rejoice, the Lord is King (On the Resurrection)

  • Genre: Hymn (S)
  • Libretto: Texts by Charles Wesley.
  • Composed: circa 1747
  • Notes: Probably at the request of Priscilla Rich.

HWV 287: Oboe Concerto No 3 in G minor

  • Composed: ?Hamburg, circa 1704-5
  • Published: 1863
  • Borrowings:
    • 1st movement recalls the Concerto Grosso in A major, Op 6 No 11, (HWV 329)
    • Finale movement closely resembles the opening motive of the 4th movement of the Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 6 No 10 (HWV 328).
  • Notes:
    • Questionable authenticity. No autograph, but one early MS copy.
    • Published in 1863 by the Leipzig music publishers Julius Schuberth & Co. in 1863.
  • HG edition: 21
  • HHA edition: IV/12

HWV 288: Sonata a 5 in B flat major or Sonata a cinque

  • Genre: Violin Concerto
  • Composed: Italy, circa 1707
  • Notes:
    • Earliest concerto by Handel.
    • Possibly for Corelli in Rome.
  • HG edition: 21
  • HHA edition: IV/12

HWV 289: Organ Concerto in G minor, Op 4 No 1

  • Composed: 1735-6
  • First performance: 19 Feb. 1736: London, Covent Garden Theatre; performed with "Alexander's Feast" (HWV 75)
  • Published: 1738
  • HG edition: 28
  • HHA edition: IV/2

HWV 290: Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 2

  • Composed: 1735
  • First performance: 5 March 1735: London, Covent Garden Theatre, with the oratorio "Esther" (HWV 50b)
  • Published: 1738
  • Borrowings:
    • 1st movement taken from the opening of the motet, "Silente venti" (HWV 242).
    • 2nd movement based on a movement from the Trio Sonata in B flat major, Op 2 No 3 (HWV 388)
  • HG edition: 28
  • HHA edition: IV/2

HWV 291: Organ Concerto in G minor, Op 4 No 3

  • Completed score: 1735
  • First performance: 5 March 1735: London, Covent Garden Theatre, with the oratorio "Esther" (HWV 50b)
  • Published: 1738
  • Borrowings: Closely based on the Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 5 (HWV 390).
  • Notes: Variant versions of last movement.
  • HG edition: 28
  • HHA edition: IV/2

HWV 292: Organ Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 4

  • Completed score: 25 March 1735
  • First performance: 1 April 1735: London, Covent Garden Theatre; performed with "Athalia" (HWV 52).
  • Published: 1738
  • Borrowings: 1st movement based on a discarded chorus from "Alcina" (HWV 34)
  • Notes: Originally concluded with 'Alleluja' chorus (HG 20, p. 161), short instrumental ending probably written by Handel for Walsh publication.
  • HG edition: 28
  • HHA edition: IV/2

HWV 293: Organ Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 5

  • First performance:
    • ?26 March 1735: London, Covent Garden Theatre
    • Performed with revival of "Deborah" (HWV 51).
  • Published: 1738
  • Borrowings: Adapted by Handel from Recorder Sonata in F major, Op 1 No 11 (HWV 369); only the orchestral ritornellos and accompaniments are new.
  • HG edition: 28
  • HHA edition: IV/2

HWV 294: Harp Concerto in B flat major or Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 6

  • Completed score: 1736
  • First performance: 19 Feb. 1736: London, Covent Garden Theatre; Originally, composed for harp; performed with "Alexander's Feast" (HWV 75)
  • Published: 1738
  • Notes:
    • Later, it was rearranged for organ and subsequently published in 1738 by Walsh as the Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 6; although the solo part rearranged by Handel and published by Walsh do differ.
  • HG edition: 28
  • HHA edition: IV/2

HWV 295: Organ Concerto in F major, "2nd Set" No 1 or The Cuckoo and the Nightingale ("Concerto No. 13")

  • Genre: Organ Concerto
  • Key: F major
  • Completed score: 2 April 1739
  • First performance:
    • 4 April 1739: London, King's Theatre, Haymarket
    • Performed with "Israel in Egypt" (HWV 54)
  • Published: 1740
  • Borrowings:
    • Music later used in Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 9 (HWV 327).
    • 1st and last movements are based on movements in the Trio Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 6 (HWV 401).
  • Notes:
    • Variant forms of 2nd movement.
    • Sometimes referred to as Organ Concerto "No 13"
    • The bird-song motives of the 2nd movement earned the concerto the nickname, "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale."
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/7

HWV 296a: Organ Concerto in A major, "2nd Set" No 2 ("Concerto No. 14")

  • Completed score: 1739
  • First performance:
    • 20 March 1739: London, King's Theatre, Haymarket
    • Probably performed with "Alexander's Feast" (HWV 75)
    • The concert was arranged "for the Benefit and Increase of a Fund established for the Support of Decay'd Musicians and their Families"
  • Published: 1740
  • Borrowings:
    • Music later used as basis for Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 11 (HWV 329).
    • The 2nd movement derives from a keyboard sonata by Johann Kuhnau and episodes taken from the Passacaille of the overture to the opera "Rodrigo" (HWV 5)
  • Notes: Referred to as organ concerto "No 14" in some modern editions.
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/7

HWV 296b: Organ Concerto, pasticcio, in A major

  • Composed: Arranged by Handel circa 1743-6
  • Borrowings: Arranged by Handel from Organ concerto No. 2 in A major (HWV 296a), Organ concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 6 (HWV 294), and Organ concerto in A major, Op 7 No 2 (HWV 307).

HWV 297: Organ Concerto in D minor, "2nd Set" No 3 ("Concerto No. 15")

  • Published: 1740
  • Borrowings: Arranged from Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 10 (HWV 328).
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/7

HWV 298: Organ Concerto in G major, "2nd Set" No 4 ("Concerto No. 16")

  • Published: 1740
  • Borrowings: Arranged from Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1 (HWV 319).
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/7

HWV 299: Organ Concerto in D major, "2nd Set" No 5 ("Concerto No. 17")

  • Published: 1740
  • Borrowings: Arranged from Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 (HWV 323).
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/7

HWV 300: Organ Concerto in G minor, "2nd Set" No 6 ("Concerto No. 18")

  • Published: 1740
  • Borrowings: Arranged from Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6 (HWV 324).
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/7

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