Handel : Air HWV 471 - Guitar

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Air in G Major, HWV 471

Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Sheet music for : Guitar

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Air in G Major, HWV 471


This Air in G Major, HWV 471 by George Frideric Handel was composed ca 1710-1720, during the Baroque period.

It was originally composed for the keyboard in the key of B flat Major.

This score is a transcription for guitar, set in the key of G Major.

It is appropriate for Grade 4 guitar students.

Handel's Air HWV 471 has a quiet, almost pastoral character.

It features an imitative dialogue between both voices.

This sheet music contains a suggested realization for the cadential trills in measures 11, 19 and 27.

According to the performance practice of the Baroque period, such trills begin ON the beat, on the upper auxiliary note.

More on less repercussions may be played depending on the player's taste and ability.

Duration : 01:46

Source : George Frideric Handel, Miscellaneous Movements & Dances for Keyboard, HWV 457-586

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