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Handel, Basso Ostinato


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I have just been watching a DVD, a recital by Everhard Zwart on the organ of the Grote Kerk in Dordrecht, which includes a "Basso Ostinato" attributed to G F Handel. Does anyone know the source of this piece, and also a publisher?

 

I suspect that it may be an organ arrangement of a vocal from one of his operas. It appears to be in B flat.

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It is an arrangement based on the second movement of Handel's Organ Concerto in G minor Op. 7 No. 5. I don't know the arranger (Best?). It was often played in the Netherlands in the 50s and 60s of the 20th century by organists of the romantic school like Feike Asma and Willem Hendrik Zwart. Everhard is a son of Willem Hendrik Zwart.

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