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G. F. Handel's Compositions

HWV 401-558


HWV 401: Trio Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 6

  • Published: 1739
  • HG edition: 27
  • HHA edition: IV/10/2

HWV 402: Trio Sonata in B flat major, Op 5 No 7

  • Published: 1739
  • HG edition: 27
  • HHA edition: IV/10/2

HWV 403: Trio Sonata in C major

  • Composed: circa 1738
  • Borrowings: Music used as basis for ouverture and sinfonia to "Saul" (HWV 53). The first three movements, with an additional minuet, became the overture, while the 4th movement, considerably expanded with organ solos, became the part 1 of the sinfonias in Act 2.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 404: Trio Sonata in G minor

  • Borrowings: Similar style and scoring to the Cannons (Chandos) anthems music, 1717-18.
  • Notes: No autograph. 
  • HHA edition: IV/15

HWV 405: Trio Sonata in F major

  • Composed: circa 1707-10
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 406: Violin Adagio and Allegro in A major

  • Genre: Solo Sonata
  • Composed: circa 1751
  • Notes: 3-part accompaniment (? orchestral short score)
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 407: Violin Allegro in G major

  • Genre: Solo Sonata
  • Composed: circa 1738
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 408: Violin Allegro in C minor

  • Genre: Solo Sonata
  • Composed: circa 1725-9
  • Borrowings: The C minor Allegro seems to be the first attempt at the movement which became the finale of the Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op 1 No 4 (HWV 362).
  • Notes: It may be the only surviving fragment of a completed sonata in C minor
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 409: Recorder Andante in D minor

  • Composed: circa 1725-6
  • Notes: Variant of movement from the Recorder Sonata in D minor (HWV 367a).

HWV 410: Aria in F major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1725
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 411: Aria in F major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1725
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 412: Violin Andante in A minor

  • Genre: Solo Sonata
  • Composed: circa 1725-6
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 413: Gigue in B flat major

  • Genre: Orchestral
  • Completed score: 1736
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 414: Marche for Fife in C major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1747
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 415: Marche for Fife in D major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1747
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 416: Marche in D major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1734
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 417: La Marche in D major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1746-7
  • Notes:
    • May have originated as a keyboard work.
    • There's a 2-stave version of the March for wind ensemble.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 418: Marche in G major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: ?circa 1741
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 4191-6: Marche Nos. 1-6

  • Genre: Solo Sonatas
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • Notes:
    • Known only from printed sources; published as separate treble and bass parts; instrumentation unspecified, though title pages mention flute and violin for treble parts.
    • May have originated as a keyboard work.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 420: Menuet in D major

  • Genre: Solo Sonata
  • Composed: circa 1743-4
  • Notes:
    • 2-stave versions in autograph; instrumentation unspecified, upper stave ? violins.
    • May have originated as a keyboard work.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 421: Menuet in D major

  • Genre: Solo Sonata
  • Composed: circa 1743-4
  • Notes:
    • 2-stave versions in autograph; instrumentation unspecified, upper stave ? violins.
    • May have originated as a keyboard work.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 422: Menuet in G major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1746-7
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 423: Menuet in G major

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1746-7
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 424: Ouverture ('Fitzwilliam') in D major or Fitzwilliam Ouverture

  • Genre: Wind ensemble
  • Composed: circa 1741
  • HHA edition: IV/15

HWV 425: Air (Saraband) in E major

  • Genre: Individual movement
  • Notes:
    • 'Compos'd by Mr. Handel at St. Giles extempore'
    • Autograph c. 1740-50 includes Handel's transcription of opening melody.

HWV 426: Suite de pièce in A major, Vol 1 No 1

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 427: Suite de pièce in F major, Vol 1 No 2

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 428: Suite de pièce in D minor, Vol 1 No 3

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 429: Suite de pièce in E minor, Vol 1 No 4

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 430: Suite de pièce in E major, Vol 1 No 5 or The Harmonious Blacksmith or Air and Variations in E major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • Notes: Also found in early MS scores as a "Chaconne" in G major (at least 2 variant forms).
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 431: Suite de pièce in F sharp minor, Vol 1 No 6

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 432: Suite de pièce in G minor, Vol 1 No 7

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • Borrowings: Derives from the orchestral overture in the cantata, "Clori, Tirsi e Fileno" (HWV 96), later used by Handel for "Oreste" (HWV A11).
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 433: Suite de pièce in F minor, Vol 1 No 8

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: Prior to 1720
  • Published: 1720
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/1

HWV 434: Suite de pièce in B flat major, Vol 2 No 1

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: ?1710-17
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 4344: Menuet in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Notes: Not part of the Suite de piece in B flat major.
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 435: Suite de pièce in G major, Vol 2 No 2 or Chaconne in G major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: ?1705-17
  • Published: 1733
  • Notes:
    • 21 variations.
    • From Suite de pièce Vol 2: No 2
    • Stage 4 from 5 versons of the Chaconne.
    • The Ritornello in G major (HWV 343) was added to this composition.
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 436: Suite de pièce in D minor, Vol 2 No 3

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1721-6
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 437: Suite de pièce in D minor, Vol 2 No 4

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 438: Suite de pièce in E minor, Vol 2 No 5

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-17
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 439: Suite de pièce in G minor, Vol 2 No 6

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 440: Suite de pièce in B flat major, Vol 2 No 7

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6; revised 1717-18
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 441: Suite de pièce in G major, Vol 2 No 8

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • Published: 1733
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 442: Prelude and Chaconne in G major or Suite de piece in G major, Vol 2 No 9

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • Published: 1733
  • Notes:
    • 62 variations.
    • From Suite de piece Vol 2, No 9
    • Two different preludes noted in sources (HWV 442/1b in Walsh).
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 443: Suite in C major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1700-3
  • Notes: Includes Chaconne (of which there are 26 variations).
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 444: Partita in C minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705-6
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 445: Suite in C minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: 1705-6
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 446: Suite for 2 harpsichords in C minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • Notes: Music for only one harpsichord survives.
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 447: Suite in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1738-9
  • Notes:
    • Written for Princess Louisa.
    • Companion to the Suite in G minor (HWV 452).
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 448: Suite in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705-6
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 449: Suite in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 450: Partita in G major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1700-5
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 451: Suite in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • Notes: Allemande and Courante only.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 452: Suite in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1738-9
  • Notes:
    • Written for Princess Louisa.
    • Companion to the Suite in D minor (HWV 447).
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 453: Suite in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705-6
  • HHA edition: IV/17 and IV/19

HWV 454: Partita in A major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 455: Suite in B flat major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • Notes: Keyboard version of Ouverture in B flat major (HWV 336) and Suite in B flat major (HWV 354).

HWV 456: Keyboard arrangements for overtures to Italian operas

  • Composed: circa 1720-7
  • Notes: Autograph survives.
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/19
    • HWV 456.1: Overture to "Il pastor fido"
    • HWV 456.2: Overture to "Amadigi"
    • HWV 456.3: Overture to "Flavio"
    • HWV 456.4: Overture to "Rodelinda"
    • HWV 456.5: Overture to "Riccardo Primo"

HWV 457: Air in C major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1720-1
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 458: Air in C minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: ?circa 1710-20
  • Notes: Authenticity uncertain.
  • HHA edition: IV/17 (Anhang)

HWV 459: Air in C minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: ?circa 1710-20
  • Notes: Authenticity uncertain.
  • HHA edition: IV/17 (Anhang)

HWV 460: Air (March) in D major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1720-1
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 461: Air (Hornpipe) in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1717-18
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 462: Air en menuet in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 463: Air in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1707-9
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 464: Air in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1724-6
  • Notes: Version of Air from the "Water Music" (HWV 348-50).
  • HHA edition: IV/13 (Anhang)

HWV 465: Air and 2 Doubles in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 466: Air for 2-rowed harpsichord in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • Notes:
    • For 2-manual harpsichord (or possibly organ)
    • For other 2-manual pieces, see HWV 470, HWV 485, and HWV 579.
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 467: Air Lentement in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 468: Air in A major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1727-8
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 469: Air in B flat major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1738-9
  • Notes: Re-used in orchestral form in the Sinfonia in B flat major (HWV 347) and the Organ Concerto in B flat major (HWV 311).
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 470: Air for 2-rowed harpsichord in B flat major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • Notes:
    • For 2-manual harpsichord (or possibly organ)
    • For other 2-manual pieces, see HWV 466, HWV 485, and HWV 579.
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 471: Air in B flat major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 472: Allegro in C major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 473: Allegro in C major

  • Genre: Clock-Organ
  • Composed: 25 August 1738
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 474: Air in G major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1736-8
  • Notes:
    • Based on 1st chorus of "Acis and Galatea" (HWV 49a).
    • Possibly for organ.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 475: Allegro in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 476: Allemande in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1730-5
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 477: Allemande in A major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1724-6
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 478: Allemande in A minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 479: Allemande in B minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1721-2
  • HHA edition: IV/15

HWV 480: Chorale, "Jesu meine Freude" in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1736-40
  • Notes:
    • Chorale melody in middle part.
    • Possibly for organ; 2-bar epilogue may represent a planned variation.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 481: Capriccio in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 482: Keyboard arrangements for arias from Italian operas

  • Genre: Keyboard arrangement
  • Composed: circa 1720-5
  • Notes: Autograph survives.
  • HHA edition: IV/19
    • HWV 482.1: Aria from 'Rinaldo'
    • HWV 482.2: Aria from 'Floridante'
    • HWV 482.3: Aria from 'Radamisto'
    • HWV 482.4: Aria from 'Muzio Scevola'

HWV 483: [Capriccio] in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1720-1
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 484: Chaconne with 49 variations in C major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1700-5
  • Notes: Version of the Chaconne in Suite HWV 443.
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 485: Chaconne for Harpsichord with 2 Sets of Keys in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • Notes:
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 486: Chaconne in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 487: Concerto in G major; 2 movements

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1710-20
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 488: Allegro [Courante] in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1717-18
  • Notes: In G major for the Suite de piece in G major, Vol 2 No 9 (HWV 442).
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/5

HWV 489: Courante in B minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1722
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 490: Fantasie pour le clavecin, in C major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1703-6
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 491: Gavotte in G major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • HHA edition: IV/19

HWV 492: Gigue in F major

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1726-7
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 493: Gigue in G minor; 2 versions

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1704-5
  • HHA edition: IV/6 (Anhang)

HWV 494: Impertinence (Bourée) in G minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705
  • HHA edition: IV/17

HWV 495: Lesson in D minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1705-10
  • Notes: Early form (2 variants) of the Suite de pièce in D minor, Vol 1 No 3 (HWV 428), movement 6.
  • HG edition: 48
  • HHA edition: IV/1 (2nd ed.), Anhang

HWV 496: Lesson in A minor

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Composed: circa 1715-20
  • HG edition: 2
  • HHA edition: IV/6

HWV 497-558: Menuets; in various keys

  • Genre: Keyboard
  • Notes: 2-stave pieces, probably for keyboard; some related to menuets in other works.
  • HHA edition: IV/19

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