Recorder sonata in F major (HWV 369)
The Sonata in F major (HWV 369) was composed (before 1712) by George Frideric Handel for recorder and harpsichord (the autograph manuscript, a fair copy made most likely in 1712, gives this instrumentation in Italian: "flauto e cembalo"). The work is also referred to as Opus 1 No. 11, and was first published in 1732 by Walsh. Other catalogues of Handel's music have referred to the work as HG xxvii,40; and HHA iv/3,52.
The work consists of four movements:
|Movement||Type||Key signature||Time signature||Bars||Notes|
|1||Larghetto||F major||3/4||44||Concludes with a half cadence on a dominant (C major) chord.|
|2||Allegro||F major||4/4||28||Two sections (14 and 14 bars)—each with repeat markings. First section concludes with an authentic cadence on a C major chord. Second section begins in C major.|
|3||Siciliana||12/8||11||Begins in D minor. Concludes with a Phrygian half cadence on a dominant (A major) chord.|
|4||Allegro||F major||12/8||28||Two sections (8 and 20 bars)—each with repeat markings.|
(Movements do not contain repeat markings unless indicated. The number of bars is taken from the Chrysander edition, and is the raw number in the manuscript—not including repeat markings.)
- List of solo sonatas by George Frideric Handel
- XV Handel solo sonatas (publication by Chrysander)
- Handel solo sonatas (publication by Walsh)
- David Lasocki and Walter Bergmann, "Critical Report", in G. F. Handel, The Complete Sonatas for Treble (Alto) Recorder and Basso Continuo / Die gesamten Sonaten für Altblockflöte und Basso Continuo, edited by David Lasocki and Walter Bergmann, 67–79 (London: Faber Music Limited; New York: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Australia & Canada: Boosey & Hawkes; Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag; Tokyo: Zen-On Music Co. Ltd., 1979): 69 and 74n23.
- Anthony Hicks. "Handel, George Frideric", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), x, 801.
- Anthony Hicks. "Handel, George Frideric", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), x, 798.
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