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Trio in F Major
HWV 389 (from Op. 2)

Edition details

Composer: George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Date: c. 1733 (Walsh edition)

Key: F Major

Form: Trio sonata; five movements.

Style: Baroque

Original Scoring: Oboe, Violin, VC (no bass figuring).

Source: Copyist's manuscript (Morgenstern) from the archives of the Dresden State Orchestra (Schrank II collection), c. 1735-50

Editor: T.H. Richards

Editorial Category: Integral transcription. In the original key.

Edition Scoring: Alto recorder; Tenor recorder; Violoncello/Viola da gamba. (No bass figuring.)

Contents: Full score, commentary, critical notes, and three instrumental parts (25 pages total)

Comments: This work is an excellent choice for advancing amateurs not yet comfortable playing the aggressively virtuosic sonatas of Telemann and Vivaldi. Written in five movements (Larghetto, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro, Allegro), the total playing time at moderate tempos is slightly over twelve minutes . The fourth movement is a particularly delightful fugato.

Commentary and critical notes are provided in English, French, and German.


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