Handel : Allemande HWV 478

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Allemande in A minor, HWV 478

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

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Allemande in A minor, HWV 478


This Allemande in A minor, HWV 478 by George Frideric Handel was composed around 1705.

It is a beautiful, lyrical and quiet work in the minor mode.

This Allemande HWV 478 by Handel features the style brisé [broken style], typical of the Baroque allemande.

Style brisé refers to an arpeggiated texture interwoven with the melodic line.

It was typically used in French Baroque music for lute, keyboard instruments or the viol.

Please note that this score includes suggestions for performing the ornaments in accordance with Baroque performance practice.

Namely, trills should be played ON the beat, starting on the upper auxiliary note.

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

Also, again as was customarily done during the Baroque period, most left-hand eighth-notes in this Allemande should be played slightly detached.

Duration : 02:48

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

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