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Handel (Rolland) by Romain Rolland
Appendix: List of Handel's Works

LIST OF HANDEL'S WORKS

I. Operas

In chronological order, with the dates and places of the first performance.

(The figures in brackets refer to the number of the Volume in the Complete Edition of Handel's Works.)

 1. Almira (55) Hamburg, 1705.
 2. Nero (lost) " 1705.
 3. Florinda (lost) "   about 1706.
 4. Daphne (lost) "   about 1706.
 5. Roderigo (56) Florence, 1707.
 6. Agrippina (57) Venice, 1708.
 7. Rinaldo (58) London, 1711.
 8. Il Pastor Fido (59) " 1712.
 9. Teseo (60) " 1713.
10. Silla (61). Never performed in
public (probably privately
performed at Canons).
11. Amadigi (62) London, 1715.
12. Radamisto (63)
 (There are three versions.)
" 1720.
13. Muzio Scœvola (64) " 1721.
14. Floridante (65) " 1721.
15. Ottone (66) " 1723.
16. Flavio (67) " 1723.
17. Giulio Cesare (68) " 1724.
18. Tamerlano (69) " 1724.
19. Rodelinda (70) London, 1725.
20. Scipione (71) " 1726.
21. Alessandro (72) " 1726.
22. Admeto (73) " 1727.
23. Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra " 1727.
24. Siroe (75) " 1728.
25. Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto (76) " 1728.
26. Lotario (77) " 1729.
27. Partenope (78) " 1730.
28. Rinaldo (new version) (58) " 1731.
29. Poro (79) " 1731.
30. Ezio (80) " 1732.
31. Sosarme (81) " 1732.
32. Orlando (82) " 1733.
33. Arianna (83) " 1734.
34. Terpsichore (84).
35. Ariodante (85) " 1735.
36. Alcina (86) " 1735.
37. Atalanta (87) " 1736.
38. Giustino (88) " 1737.
39. Arminio (89) " 1737.
40. Berenice (90) " 1737.
41. Faramondo (91) " 1738.
42. Serse (92) " 1738.
43. Imeneo (93) " 1740.
44. Deidamia (94) " 1741.
45. Jupiter in Argos (MS. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Advertised but never performed) 1739.
46. Tito. Unperformed and unpublished.
47. Alfonso Imo. Unperformed and unpublished.
48. Flavio Olibrio. Unperformed and unpublished.
49. Honorius. Unperformed and unpublished.
50. An unnamed opera (MS. Fitzwilliam Museum).
51. Eleven Pasticcios, arranged at various times between 1730 and 1747.

II. Oratorios

 1. Passion according to St. John (9) Hamburg, 1704.
 2. Resurrezione (32) Rome, 1708.
 3. Il Trionfo del Tempo (24) " 1708.
 4. The Passion of Christ (15) Hamburg, 1717.
 5. Esther (First Version) Canons, 1720.
 6. Esther (Second Version) King's Theatre, London, 1733.
 7. Deborah (29) King's Theatre, London, 1733.
 8. Athaliah (5) Oxford, 1733.
 9. Saul (13) King's Theatre, London, 1739.
10. Israel in Egypt (16) " " 1739.
11. Messiah Dublin, 1742.
12. Samson (10) Covent Garden, 1743.
13. Joseph (42) " " 1744.
14. Belshazzar (19) King's Theatre, 1745.
15. Occasional Oratorio (43) Covent Garden, 1746.
16. Judas Maccabœus (22) " " 1747.
17. Joshua (17) " " 1748.
18. Alexander Balus (33) " " 1748.
19. Solomon (26) " " 1749.
20. Susanna (1) " " 1749.
21. Theodora (8) " " 1750.
22. Jephtha (44) " " 1752.
23. Triumph of Time and Truth (20) " " 1757.
 

III. Odes, Serenatas, and Occasional Pieces

 1. Acis, Galatea e Polifemo (53) Naples, 1708.
 2. Birthday Ode for Queen Anne (46a) St. James' Palace, 1713.
 3. Acts and Galatea (3) Canons, 1720. 
 4. The Alchemist Covent Garden, 1732.
 5. Il Parnasso in Festa (54) King's Theatre, 1734.
 6. Alexander's Feast (12) Covent Garden, 1736.
 7. Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (23) Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1739.
 8. Praise of Harmony " " about 1739.
 9. L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (6) Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1740.
10. Hymen Dublin, 1742.
11. Semele (7) Covent Garden, 1744.
12. Hercules (4) King's Theatre, 1745.
13. Alceste (46b). Incidental music to play. (Never performed) 1749 or 1750.
14. Choice of Hercules (18). An Interlude Covent Garden, 1751.
 

IV. Church Music

 1. Laudate Pueri in F Halle, 1702.
 2. Dixit Dominus (38) Rome, 1707.
 3. Nisi Dominus (38) Rome or Halle.
 4. Laudate Pueri in D (38) Rome, 1707.
 5. Silete venti (38) 1708.
 6. Six Alleluias (38). For voice and harpsichord.
 7. Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate (31) St. Paul's Cathedral, 1713.
 8. Te Deum in D (37) About 1714.
 9. Fifteen Chandos Anthems (34) For chorus, organ and orchestra Canons, 1716-18.
10. Te Deum in B flat (37) 1716-18.
11. Four Coronation Anthems (14). For seven-part chorus and large orchestra Westminster Abbey, 1727.
12. Te Deum in A (37) About 1727.
13. Praise the Lord, Ps. CIII., etc. (36). Anthem for chorus and orchestra.
14. Wedding Anthem, Ps. XLV., etc. (36). Eight-part chorus, solos, orchestra, and organ
Wedding of Princess Anne, 1734.
15. Wedding Anthem, Ps. LXVIII., etc. Chorus, solos, and orchestra
Wedding of the Prince of Wales, 1736.
16. Funeral Anthem (11) Death of Queen Caroline, 1737.
17. Dettingen Te Deum (25) 1743.
18. Dettingen Anthem, Ps.X.and XI., etc. (36) 1743.
19. Foundling Hospital Anthem, Ps. XLI., etc. (36) 1749.
20. Three Hymns. MS. in Fitzwilliam Museum. Words by the Rev. C. Wesley. "Sinners, obey the Gospel word," " Love divine, how sweet thou art," " Rejoice, the Lord is King."
 

V. Vocal Chamber Music

 1. Seventy-two Solo Cantatas for one or two voices with instruments (52 a, b, c). Italian. No. 8 is English; No. 18 is Spanish with guitar accompaniment.
 2. Twenty-two Italian Duets and two Trios with harpsichord and violoncello (32).
 3. Seven Italian Sonatas. Unpublished, MSS. in Fitzwilliam Museum.

VI. Instrumental Music

 1. Six Sonatas for two oboes with thorough-bass for harpsichord (73) 1696.
 2. Sonata for viola-da-gamba and cembalo concertata in C (48) Hamburg, 1705.
 3. Klavierbuch aus der Jugendzeit (48) 1710.
 4. Three Sonatas for flute and harpsichord (48) Probably Hanover, about 1710.
 5. Water Music (47) 1715.
 6. Suites de pieces pour clavecin (2) Published 1720.
 7. Fifteen Solos for a German flute, oboe or violin, with a thorough-bass for harpsichord or bass violin (27) 1724.
 8. Six Concertos (21), Op. 3. Concerti grossi con due violini e violoncello di concertino e due altri violini, viola e basso di concerto grosso ad arbitrio, known as the Oboe Concertos Walsh, 1729.
 9. Nine Sonatas or Trios for two violins, flutes, or oboes, with a thorough-bass for harpsichord or violoncello, Op. 2 (27) Walsh, 1733.
10. Suites de pieces pour clavecin (2). Second volume pilfered by Walsh in 1733.
11. Pièces pour clavecin (2). Five pieces Witvogel in Amsterdam, 1733. Several clavecin pieces still remain in MS. at Buckingham Palace and Fitzwilliam Museum.
12. Overture for the pasticcio Oreste (48) 1734.
13. Six "Fugues or Voluntaries for the organ or harpsichord," Op. 3a (2) Walsh, 1735.
14. Overture in G minor for the pasticcio Alessandro Severo (48) 1738.
15. Six Organ Concertos, Op. 4 (48) Walsh, 1738.
16. Seven Sonatas or Trios for two violins or German flutes, with a thorough-bass for the harpsichord or violoncello, Op. 5 (27) Walsh, 1739.
17. Hornpipe, composed for the concert at Vauxhall (48). For strings in three parts 1740.
18. Six Concertos for organ arranged by Walsh from the Orchestral Concertos 1740.
19. Twelve Grand Concertos, Op. 6a (30). For strings only, in seven parts Walsh, 1740.
20. Pièces pour le clavecin (2) Cluer, 1742.
21. Forest Music (47) 1742.
22. Fire Music (47) 1749.
23. Concerto for two organs and orchestra in D minor (48). Movement only exists.
24. Overture in B minor (48). Adapted by Walsh from the Overture to Trionfo del Tempo.
25. Organ Concerto in D minor (48). Two movements
26. Organ Concerto in F (48).
27. Partita in A (48).
28. Six little Fugues. (Dubious.)
29. Concerto for trumpets and horns.
30. Concerto for horns and side-drums.
31. Sinfonie diverse (48). Eight short pieces for orchestral instruments.
32. Overture in five movements (incomplete) for two clarionets and corno di caccia. MS. in Fitzwilliam Museum.

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The Complete Handel Edition contains as supplements several volumes of works by various Italian and German composers, which Handel has utilised in his compositions, namely:—

         1. Magnificat said to be by Erba.
         2. Te deum said to be by Vrio.
         3. Serenata by Stradella.
         4. Duetti by Clari.
         5. Componimenti musicali by G. Muffat.
         6. Octavia by Reinhard Keiser.