Recorder sonata in F major (HWV 369)

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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").[1] 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.[2]

Handel used an arrangement of the sonata in his Organ Concerto in F major (HWV 293).[3]

Both the Walsh edition and the Chrysander edition indicate that the work is for recorder ("flauto"), and published it as Sonata XI.

Movements[edit]

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.)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Anthony Hicks. "Handel, George Frideric", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), x, 801.
  3. ^ Anthony Hicks. "Handel, George Frideric", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), x, 798.