Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV 393 (Handel, George Frideric)

Authorship Note
According to Grove Music, autograph manuscripts "of the op.2 set are lacking" and the Trio Sonata "in F (HWV392) has the characteristics of Handel’s Italian period, but the others are hard to place and (despite the quality and popularity of the G minor trio HWV393) are of questionable authenticity."



Sheet Music


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Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 27
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1879. Plate H.W. 27.
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Editor Siegfried Flesch (1933-2007)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie IV: Instrumentalmusik, Band 10/1:
Neun Sonaten, für zwei Violinen und Basso continuo

Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1970. Plate BA 4029.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Violins, Cello and Piano (Krause)

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Arranger Emil Krause (1840-1916)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, n.d.[1896]. Plate 22004.
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For Piano (Duncan)

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Arranger Andrew Paul Duncan (b. 1976)
Publisher. Info. Andrew Paul Duncan
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General Information

Work Title Trio Sonata
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 393 ; Op.2 (No.8)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 531
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Andante
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
  4. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1719 ca.
First Publication. 1879 in Trio Sonatas, Op.2 (No.8)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 violins (or flutes, oboes), continuo

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Grove Music only gives the 2-violin instrumentation, without the oboe or flute alternatives.