Handel: Allemande HWV • A minor • Dignified dance in 2/2 time • Several types of trill ornament • Two-part counterpoint (one line in each hand) • RH has the. Allemande in A Minor, HWV George Frideric HandelDaniel Estrem. Play on TIDAL. or open in our Desktop app. Share. The Allemande in A Minor has two independent melodic lines and presents a well-elaborated polyphonic character. The difficulty of this piece resides in.
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The least interesting option would be to play all the LH legato.
Students who prefer to play as much as possible hands together from the outset need to take this whole piece very slowly indeed, with absolute certainty about which finger goes with which.
Bar 12 is quite awkward to coordinate and will need careful practice however it is fingered. A break can be made in the middle of the second beat of bar In the second half the phrase lengths become irregular, as is so often the case in Baroque music, hwndel from bar 13 upbeat to allemanse to the end they could be said to overlap.
Fingering must be established and consistently used from the very first note learning. This means the performer must play as if ending a phrase e. Phrase lengths are quite regular in the first ih, starting with an upbeat and continuing for two bars. As ever, ornaments are optional and must not disrupt the musical flow.
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Here is a performance that demonstrates a stylish interpretation of this piece: The idea was to prolong the sound inn that the chord would ring pleasantly through the instrument and give an extra dimension to the texture. For the more musically mature student, the following technique is suggested, but is by no means obligatory for less competent students.
Experiment with different articulations in the LH as if the cellist wished to try detaching and slurring different notes. However, with its origins in dance there is no need to make a pedantic or pompous impression.
Holding down the chord notes beyond their notated value at bars12, 13, and 18 provides an insight into the way the melody sometimes makes counterpoint with itself — the top Hsndel notes connect up in bar 9, the B and then the D, the C and then the E.
The violin analogy is also useful for shaping the phrases on the piano is a way that is not available to harpsichord players.
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However, there is quite a range of possibilities for detaching and slurring. Security of fingering is therefore vital. The music should keep moving forward. Imagining their bowing can help with articulation and phrasing.
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The two-part texture of this piece could easily be imagined as a dialogue between a violin and iin cello. For a musically satisfying performance the player needs to be aware of the original style but also able to use their instrument to express everything the music is saying.
It is wise to try out a preferred articulation in all the places that seem musically parallel e. At grade 5 there will be an expectation that ornaments will be attempted, but simpler ones are still permissible.
In bars LH the 5th finger moves in under the 4th but does not have to be played legato.