Air for a Musical Clock, HWV 604
Air in A minor - Tune for Clay's Musical ClockThis Air in A minor, HWV 604 is part of George Frideric Handel's 18 Tunes for Clay's Musical Clock, Set II, HWV 598-604.
It was composed during the Baroque period.
This air has a simple A-B-A' musical form :
- Measures 1-4 : Phrase A in the main key of A minor
- Measures 5-10 : Phrase B in the relative key of C Major
- Measures 11-14 : Phrase A', a variant of Phrase A, back in the main key of A minor
Namely, trills begin ON the beat, on the upper auxiliary note.
More or less repercussions may be added depending on the guitarist's taste and ability.
This score is a transcription of Handel's Air for a Musical Clock, HWV 604 for intermediate-level guitar.
It is appropriate for Grade 4 guitar players.
Please note that there exists an alternate right-hand fingering (pima) which could be used in order to play this piece in fixed first position :
- First string : a
- Second string : m
- Third string : i
- Fourth, fifth and sixth strings : p
Duration : 01:55
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