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Suite in E minor, HWV438
composer
published as part of a set of nine suites by John Walsh around 1733

Recordings
'Handel: The Eight Great Suites' (CDA68041/2)
Handel: The Eight Great Suites
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Movement 1: Allemande
Movement 2: Sarabande
Movement 3: Gigue

Suite in E minor, HWV438
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Handel reused the HWV444/5 Allemande’s opening motif in the first movement of the miniature Suite in E minor, from the set of nine suites published by John Walsh (Handel’s most prolific publisher) around 1733. Walsh’s edition was largely a mopping-up operation. Some of the suites may have originated as teaching pieces for Princesses Anne and Caroline after Handel became their music teacher in 1723. Others, probably including this three-movement E minor Suite, date back to the Hamburg or early London years. The Sarabande second movement is yet another variant on the fertile Allemande motif, while the final Gigue whirls along in the unusual metre of 24/16.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2014

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Details for CDA68041/2 disc 2 track 21
Allemande
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-14-04221
Duration
2'58
Recording date
24 April 2013
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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  1. Handel: The Eight Great Suites (CDA68041/2)
    Disc 2 Track 21
    Release date: May 2014
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