George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Halle Handel Edition – Complete Critical Edition

Edited by the George Frideric Handel Society

The Halle Handel Edition is a complete critical edition which serves the needs of scholars and performers by drawing on all available sources and the latest musicological findings. Within each volume the works appear, wherever possible, in chronological order; the numbering of the works follows the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (HWV). In addition to the finished compositions, the edition also includes alternative versions, discarded sections, drafts, fragments, and, since 1991, the volumes in Series I and II include the printed libretto of the first performance in facsimile.

The editions of vocal works contain German and, if necessary, English text translation. Instructive examples of the source material (in facsimile) and a critical report (Ger/Eng) are included in the volumes.

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About the HHA

The HHA editions of Handel’s works are immaculately presented; every editorial decision is made with the performers’ needs in mind.
Handel’s works are often full of challenging choices and the HHA present the source material in a clear and inspirational manner, allowing me to approach every project armed with the authority of the very best Handel scholarship.”

(Laurence Cummings)