Keyboard suite in D minor (HWV 437)

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The Keyboard suite in D minor (HWV 437) was composed by George Frideric Handel, for solo keyboard (harpsichord), between 1703 and 1706. It is also referred to as Suite de pièce Vol. 2 No. 4. It was first published in 1733.


The work consists of five movements:

Movement Type Grove[1]
Hallische Händel-Ausgabe
1 Prelude 107 xlviii, 149 Partly used in the prelude from HWV 428. HWV 561 is another version of the prelude.
2 Allemande 108 ii, 81 iv/5, 29
3 Courante 109 ii, 82 iv/5, 30
4 Sarabande 110 ii, 82 iv/5, 31 With two variations. The piece was used in an orchestral arrangement for Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.[2] Dutch singer Petra Berger used the Sarabande as the musical setting for her song about Mary, Queen of Scots, "Still a Queen (In My End Is My Beginning)," from her album Eternal Woman (2001). An orchestral version was also used on the first episode of the 2018 television mini-series of Agatha Christie's "A.B.C. Murders", starring John Malkovich as Poirot.
5 Gigue 111 ii, 83 iv/5, 33

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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. 804.
  2. ^ Keech, Andrew (2006). "Reel Chill: Cinematic Chillout Album". Archived from the original on 25 March 2006. Retrieved 11 February 2006.

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