This performing edition offers a selection of the easiest keyboard pieces and dances by George Frideric Handel. Although Handel’s keyboard works occupy a modest place in his extensive compositional output, they include many pieces of outstanding significance.
Himself a virtuoso keyboard player, Handel wrote not only difficult music for his instrument but also a considerable number of easy pieces from various stages in his career.
Alongside wellknown pieces such as the Sarabande in D minor, this edition includes pieces which bring discoveries and surprises. It is particularly in his dance numbers that Handel reveals himself as a true master of the easy but euphonious keyboard piece. Many minuets, airs and marches appear here for the first time in a printed collection, a clear indication of the editorial value of this edition. The reliable fingering and the notes on ornamentation make the collection very practical to use. A varied and unusual range of pieces for piano lessons with valuable notes on the works and a spacious appearance on the page.
– The ideal introduction to Handel’s keyboard music
– Varied selection of Handel’s easiest keyboard pieces
– Trustworthy edition with explanatory notes and reliable fingering
– Readily affordable collection
The series Easy Piano Pieces and Dances offers first repertoire books for young players. It includes easy pieces by many of the most famous composers of piano music.
All works appear in their original form and are not arranged or simplified in any way.
Each volume includes tried and tested fingering and no awkward page turns.