Hallische Händel-Ausgabe

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The set of volumes in the Halle Handel Edition.

The Hallische Händel-Ausgabe (Halle Handel Edition) is a multi-volume collection of the works of George Frideric Handel. It was first published in the 1950s: initially as an adjunct to the HG edition, but by 1958 as a collected edition in its own right. The collection's abbreviation of "HHA" can be used to identify individual works by Handel, for example Handel's Messiah can be referred to as "HHA i/17" (with the Roman numeral "i" designating "series 1").[1] For practical use, the HHA numbering of Handel's works has been superseded by the HWV numbering system.

Published by the George Frideric Handel Society, a major new edition comprising approximately 128 volumes is being released. It is expected to be completed by 2023 in the following configuration:

Series Description Volumes
I Oratorios and Large Cantatas 32
II Operas 41
III Church Music 14
IV Instrumental Music 19
V Shorter Vocal Works 7
VI Supplement 6
VII Handel Handbook 5

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  1. ^ Hicks, Anthony (2001). Sadie, Stanley; Tyrrell, John, eds. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. x (2 ed.). London: Macmillan. p. 785. 

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