Handel : Impertinence, HWV 494 - Guitar

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Impertinence, HWV 494

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

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Impertinence, HWV 494

Bourrée in A minor - Bourée



This bourrée entitled Impertinence, HWV 494 by George Frideric Handel was composed ca 1705.

It thus belongs to the Baroque period.

It was originally composed for the keyboard in the key of G minor.

This score is a transcription for guitar, set in the key of A minor.

It is appropriate for Grade 4 guitar players.

This bourrée Impertinence, HWV 494 has a simple A-A-B-B musical form :
  • Measures 1-8 : Phrase A (played twice) in the main key of A minor
  • Measures 9-20 : Phrase B (played twice) beginning in the relative key of C Major and modulating back to A minor in measure 14
The use of the title Impertinence is a rare instance of a programmatic title in Handel's work.

Please note that for your convenience, the editor has included in this score suggestions for the realization of the cadential trills in measures 7 and 19.

In particular, trills begin ON the beat, on the upper auxiliary note.

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

Duration : 01:39

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

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