Best Handel Books
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1. 60 Of The Most Beautiful Classical Piano Solos: Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Handel, Liszt, Mozart, Satie, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and more (Music Masterpieces)
Author: by Project Music Lovers
Published at: Project Music Lovers; 2nd ed. edition (June 27, 2020)
NOTE: The formatting issue has been resolved. This music book is an anthology of 60 of the Most Beautiful Piano Solos of all time. In fact, we guarantee you’ll discover a compilation of classical favorites everyone will enjoy, all in one place!
A perfect gift for piano students, piano teachers, piano players, pianists, and of course classical music lovers who enjoy the romantic era. What’s insideChristian Petzold Minuet in G Major (BWV Anh. 114)Edvard Grieg Arietta (Op.12, No. 1) Norwegian Melody (Op.12, No.
6)Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1Frederic Chopin Chopin Nocturne in E-flat Major (Op.9, No. 2) Polonaise in G Minor (B1) Prelude in E Minor (Op.28, No. 4) Prelude in D-flat Major (Op.28, No. 15) Prelude in B Minor (Op.28, No. 6)Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Songs Without Words (Op.19, No.
6) Songs Without Words (Op.30, No. 6) Songs Without Words (Op.30, No. 30)Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet in F Major (HWV 437)Franz Liszt La Campanella Consolation No. 3 in D Flat Major, S 172 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6Friedrich Kuhlau Variations on an Austrian Folk Song (Op.42, No.
2. Piano Music Book of Bach Classics for Beginners: Teach Yourself Famous Piano Solos & Easy Piano Sheet Music, Vivaldi, Handel, Music Theory, Chords, Scales, Exercises (Book & Streaming Video Lessons)
Author: by Damon Ferrante
Published at: Steeplechase Arts (September 10, 2019)
Rolling Stone Magazine recommends Damon Ferrante’s piano and guitar books as the #1 Best Piano and Guitar Books for Beginners! This book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for getting started playing the most famous and cherished piano classics by J.S.
Bach and the great composers of the Baroque Period, like Pachelbel, Handel, Vivaldi, and Purcell! Piano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through each piece with step-by-step piano lessons for beginners and 20 streaming video lessons. This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun.
No music reading is required! Learn the great piano classics! The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved piano classics and improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!
Music by the Masters: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Schubert and more
Author: by Russell E. Lanning
Published at: Alfred Music; 1st edition (March 1, 1985)
This consistent top-seller includes 65 works by these famous composers: C.P.E.Bach, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert , Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Excellent, motivating literature for the intermediate pianist.
4. Easy Classical Masterworks for Violin: Music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Wagner
Author: by Easy Classical Masterworks
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 8, 2014)
This collection features a selection of classical masterworks by the most renowned composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Antonio Vivaldi and Richard Wagner. All the pieces are presented in simplified version for the beginner.
Illustrated with line drawings throughout. Includes: Bach Bourre, BWV 996 Gavotte II, BWV 808 Menuett, BWV Anh 114 Beethoven Chorfantasie Op. 80 Fr Elise, WoO 59 Ode an die Freude, Op. 125 Brahms Ungarischen Tnze N 5, WoO 1 Poco allegretto 3.Sinfonie F-Dur, op. 90 Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht Handel Sarabande, HWV 437 Hallelujah, HWV 56 Water Music, HWV 349 Haydn Sinfonie Nr.94 G-Dur, Hob.
I:94 Mozart “Ah vous dirais-je, Maman”, K. 265 Rondo Alla Turca, K.331 40.Sinfonie, K. 550 Schubert Stndchen, D. 957 Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Op.71a March, Op. 71a Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Op. 66a Vivaldi Le quattro stagioni la Primavera, RV.269 l’Estate, RV.315 l’Autunno, RV.293 l’Inverno, RV.
5. First Nights: Five Musical Premiers
Author: by Thomas Forrest Kelly
Published at: Yale University Press; New edition (September 1, 2001)
This lively book takes us back to the first performances of five famous musical compositions: Monteverdi’s Orfeo in 1607, Handel’s Messiah in 1742, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps in 1913. Thomas Forrest Kelly sets the scene for each of these premieres, describing the cities in which they took place, the concert halls, audiences, conductors, and musicians, the sound of the music when it was first performed (often with instruments now extinct), and the popular and critical responses.
He explores how performance styles and conditions have changed over the centuries and what music can reveal about the societies that produce it. Kelly tells us, for example, that Handel recruited musicians he didn’t know to perform Messiah in a newly built hall in Dublin; that Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was performed with a mixture of professional and amateur musicians after only three rehearsals; and that Berlioz was still buying strings for the violas and mutes for the violins on the day his symphony was first played.
6. The Messiah: An Oratorio for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Soli and Piano
Author: by G. F. Handel
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; unknown edition (November 1, 1986)
THE MESSIAH, Handel’s most successful and best known oratorio, was composed in the year 1741 in twenty four days, from August the 22d to September the 14th. It was first performed at a concert given for charitable purposes at Dublin, Ireland, on April the 13th, 1742, Handel conducting the performance in person.
As the centuries have passed, a considerable number of vocal scores have, of course, been made after Flandel’s partition; notably that by Dr. Clarke (Whitfield Clarke, 1809)., and a later one by Vincent Novello. Their value, however, was more or less doubtful, their character being rather that of transcriptions in pianoforte style, with not infrequent arbitrary or capricious aberrations, than a faithful and exact reduction of the orchestral score.
Neither have the more recent editions of vocal scores based on the Mozart orchestra score, with its many contrapuntal charms, quite fulfilled expectations, as they materially increased the difficulty of the piano part. Hence, a vocal score which should be in every way reliable and practical has become a matter of prime necessity.
7. A Night at the Opera: An Irreverent Guide to The Plots, The Singers, The Composers, The Recordings (Modern Library (Paperback))
Author: by Denis Sir Forman
Published at: Modern Library; Revised, Subsequent edition (September 1, 1998)
Delightful and anti-reverentialSunday Times (London)With an encyclopedic knowledge of opera and a delightful dash of irreverence, Sir Denis Forman throws open the world of operaits structure, composers, conductors, and artistsin this hugely informative guide. A Night at the Opera dissects the eighty-three most popular operas recorded on compact disc, from Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur to Mozart’s Die Zauberflte.
For each opera, Sir Denis details the plot and cast of characters, awarding stars to parts that are worth looking out for, really good, or, occasionally, stunning. He goes on to tell the history of each opera and its early reception.
Finally, each work is graded from alpha to gamma (although the Ring cycle gets an X), and Sir Denis has no qualms about voicing his opinion: the first act of Fidelio is a bit of a mess, while the last scene of Don Giovanni towers above the comic finales of Figaro and Cos and whether or not [it] is Mozart’s greatest opera, it is certainly his most powerful finale.
8. Big Book of Baroque Guitar Solos: 72 Easy Classical Guitar Pieces in Standard Notation and Tablature, Featuring the Music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Telemann and Vivaldi
Author: by Mark Phillips
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 6, 2015)
72 delightful baroque guitar solos that are easy to play yet sound full and complete. Features the music of only the best of the best of the baroque era: Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell, Domenico Scarlatti, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi.
9. Listening to Music (with Download, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card)
Author: by Craig Wright
Published at: Cengage Learning; 8th edition (January 1, 2016)
Combining a student-friendly presentation with cutting-edge digital resources, LISTENING TO MUSIC equips you with the tools to actively listen to and inspire a lifelong appreciation for music. Known for his clear, conversational style, Professor Wright helps you immediately find connections to music by comparing pop and classical music concepts.
His text is organized chronologically and discusses musical examples from each era in its social context – describing the construction and culture of each piece. LISTENING TO MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap to better help you develop your listening skills and maximize your course success.
Online resources include interactive exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. You also can download all music directly to a music library.
10. American Ballads and Folk Songs (Dover Books on Music)
Author: by John A. Lomax
Dover Publications; First PB Edition, First Printing (October 21, 1994)
“A book to cherish permanently.” The New York Times. With this ample collection of authentic ballads and songs, you can immerse yourself in the rich tradition and heritage of American folk music. Discover the diversity, spontaneity, free-flowing melody, and sheer invention of scores of songs sung by cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, mountaineers, soldiers, and many others.
One of the remarkable features of this collection is its authenticity. Many of the songs were recorded “on location” by noted folklorist John A. Lomax and his even more famous son, Alan, as they traveled around the United States. The results are firsthand versions of music and lyrics for over 200 railroad songs, chain-gang songs, mountain songs, Creole songs, cocaine and whisky songs, “reels,” minstrel songs, songs of childhood, and a host of others.
Among them are such time-honored favorites as “John Henry,” “Goin’ Home,” “Frankie and Albert,” “Down in the Valley,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Alabama-Bound,” “Shortenin’ Bread,” “Skip to My Lou,” “Frog Went a-Courtin’,” and a host of others. An excellent introduction, notes on each song, a bibliography, and an index round out this extensive and valuable collection.
11. Handel at the Court of Kings
Author: by Opal Wheeler
Published at: Zeezok Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2006)
With clarity and with admirable simplicity, keyed to the understanding of children, Opal Wheeler has traced the many-sided career of George Frederic Handel, whose restless nature vied always with his tremendous ability as a composer and director. Handel’s strange boyhood, clouded by the fact that his father did not want him to become a musician, and the later years when, thanks to the patronage of the Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, his music was played before the greatest music lovers of Europe – all of this makes absorbing reading.
The selections of Handel’s music included here are those best understood and most apt to be mastered by young musicians. One evening, back in 1691, conservative Doctor Handel was shocked and dismayed to find his small son carrying the torch at the head of a band of singers wandering through the little town of Halle.
The good doctor never quite unde rstood the all-consuming love of music which drove his son from childhood on and on to the great heights he eventually attained as the beloved Father of the Oratorio, the composer of the magnificent MESSIAH.
Author: by Watkins Shaw
Published at: Novello; 0 edition (December 1, 2003)
(Music Sales America). The world-famous Novello choral edition of Handel’s beautiful masterpiece. Arranged for SATB with piano part. Edited with piano reduction by Watkins Shaw.
13. Album (22 Favorite Pieces): Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 43 Piano Solo (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)
Author: by Giuseppe Buonamici
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (May 1, 1987)
(Piano Collection).Contents: Fugue in B Minor * Sarabande with Variations in D Minor * Courante in G * Air with Variations in B Flat * Allegro in G Minor * Gigue in B Flat * Sarabande in E Minor * Gigue in E Minor * Capriccio in G Minor * Air in D Minor * Gigue in D Minor * Prelude in E * Allemande in B Flat * Passacaglia in G Minor * Allegro in D * Gigue in E Minor * Air in E (The Harmonious Blacksmith) * Gavotte in G * Gigue in G * March from Saul * See!
The Conquering Hero Comes (Judas Maccabaeus) * Hallelujah!(Messiah).
14. SIX (6) SONATAS VIOLIN PIANO (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)
Author: by George Frederich Handel
Published at: GS LIBRARY 5 (November 1, 1986)
Six Sonatas Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 1545 Violin and Piano Series: Schirmer Library of Classics Publisher: G.Schirmer, Inc. Violin Composer: George Friedrich Handel Editor: A Betti Inventory #HL 50259960 ISBN: 9781458410429 UPC: 073999750782 Publisher Code: LB1545 Width: 9.0″ Length: 12.0″ 56 pages
15. Easy Classical Guitar & Cello Duets: Featuring music of Beethoven, Bach, Handel, Pachelbel and other composers. In Standard Notation and Tablature
Author: by Javier Marcó
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 27, 2012)
This collection features a selection of classical pieces by the world’s most renowned composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Edvard Grieg, Johann Pachelbel, Giuseppe Verdi, Edward Elgar, Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms.
18 easy and fun themes to play as duets, presented in a simplified version for the beginner. In standard notation and tablature. Includes: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 An der schnen blauen Donau, Op. 314 Bourre, BWV 996 Dance of the Flowers, Op. 71a Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.
525 Fr Elise, WoO 59 Greensleeves Guten Abend, gut’ Nacht I Dovregubbens hall Jesus bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147 Kanon in D-Dur La Donna Mobile la Primavera, RV. 269 Menuett, BWV Anh 114 Ode an die Freude, Op. 125 Pomp and Circumstance March N1, Op. 39 Treulich gefhrt Water Music, HWV 349
16. Keyboard Works for Solo Instrument (Dover Music for Piano)
Author: by George Frideric Handel
Published at: Dover Publications (September 1, 1982)
The music historian Sir John Hawkings recorded that his friend Handel’s keyboard improvisations “stole on the ear in a slow and solemn progression; the harmony close wrought, and as full as could be possibly be expressed; the passage concatenated with stupendous art, the whole at the same time being perfectly intelligible, and carrying the appearance of great simplicity.” Such fecund spontaneity generated the few published pieces Handel wrote specifically for the keyboard.
The first set of suites appeared in 1720, perhaps composed and published for the instruction of Princess Anne, to whom Handel serves as music master. Other collections of harpsichord and clavichord work followed; all seem to have been preserved from Handel’s freely inventive keyboard sessions.
Here, for the first time in a popularly accessible edition, are 35 of his finest keyboard works for solo instruments, reproduced from the monumental Deutsche Hndelgesellschaft edition, still the most complete. This collection features the celebrated Eight Great Suites, including the Harmonious Blacksmith Air and the Passacaille in G Minor (G 255), “a work in which Handel approaches most nearly to the monumental style of his choral writing” (Grove’s Dictionary).