G. F. Handel's Eight Great Harpsichord Suites
with Baroque Fingerings and a Performance Guide
— celebrating the 300th anniversary of the first edition —
Three centuries have elapsed since Handel produced his epoch-making publication in November 1720. This is the first published score where these masterpieces are fully fingered according to the Baroque technique in use in the composer's milieu. For reference please see the book Baroque Keyboard Fingerings: A Method .
A 59-page introductory essay covers everything the harpsichordist needs to know about the editorial method for this score, the evolution of Baroque fingering, instruments and tuning, suggestions for interpretation (ornaments, inégales, hemiolas, rubato, articulation, tempi, registration) and the correction of errors in both sources and modern editions.
Over the score—in the usual black—a colour coding allows to identify the editor's complete fingerings, as well as editorial corrections. The eBook is sold by Payhip at €8.40 or its equivalent in other currencies.
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