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Haendel, Georg Friedrich Georg Friedrich Haendel
Germany Germany
(1685 - 1759)
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Haendel, Georg Friedrich: Chaconne & Variations in for Harp

Chaconne & Variations in for Harp
G Major HWV 435 No. 10
Georg Friedrich Haendel




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Composer :Georg Friedrich HaendelHaendel, Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
Instrumentation :

Harp

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Georg Friedrich HaendelMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Key :G major
Copyright :Public Domain
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759) was a true European. He had a German work ethic, Italian passion and a Dutch head for business. And after training in Germany and Italy, from 1711 he went on to win the hearts of the British. He wooed them with his many operas and oratorios, and with instrumental works like his Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Yet during his lifetime, he was renowned not only as an organist, but also as one of the greatest harpsichordists of his day. The public couldn’t get enough of him on the harpsichord, either as a composer or a musician. Evidently times change. However, if we take a closer look at the period during which Handel settled in London, we soon see that people were occupied with the same issues then as they are today.

Contemporary publications of Handel's keyboard suites fall into groups, a set of eight published in London in 1720, and a further group, also consisting of eight sonatas, which appeared in 1733. The latter was printed by the London publisher John Walsh, apparently without Handel's authorization, and no doubt with a mind to the great success achieved by the 1720 set in the ever increasing market for domestic music. The best-known work included in this second set is in fact not a multi-movement suite, but a Chaconne in G succeeded by twenty-one variations. The principle of using a chaconne bass-pattern as the foundation to build a continuously developing series of variants is familiar from seventeenth-century keyboard music, and such movements were frequently used as the culmination of a suite of dances or even as a grand concluding gesture to round off a group of suites. The descending four-note bass pattern Handel employed here goes back to one used by, among others, Purcell. It would also be employed in Bach's Goldberg Variations, and the great Chaconne in G with which the Viennese composer Gottlieb Muffat brought his outstanding set of harpsichord suites Componimenti Musicali to a conclusion. In keeping with the usual characteristics of such pieces, tension is gradually built by means of increasingly demanding writing.

Source: AllMusic (https://www.allmusic.com/composition/chaconne-for-harp sichord-in-g-major-suite-no-2-of-the-2nd-set-of-harpsic hord-suites-hwv-435-mc0002356528).

Although originally written for Keyboard, I created this Arrangement of the Chaconne & Variations in G Major (HWV 435 No. 10) for Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm the 2018-05-05


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