The Handel Institute

G. F. Handel's Compositions

HWV 101-200


HWV 101a: Dal fatale momento -- Spurious

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Notes: Spurious, by F. Mancini
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 101b: Dal fatale momento -- Spurious

  • Genre: Italian cantata (B)
  • Notes: Spurious, by F. Mancini
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 102a: Dalla guerra amorosa

  • Genre: Italian cantata (B)
  • Composed: Italy, 1708-9
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 102b: Dalla guerra amorosa

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Italy, 1708-9
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 103: Deh! lasciate e vita e volo

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Libretto: Text by Paolo Antonio Rolli
  • Composed: London, circa 1722-5
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 104: Del bel idolo mio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (B)
  • Composed: Rome, 1708-9
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 105: Armida abbandonata or Dietro l'orme fuggaci

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, June 1707
  • First performance: Possibly 26 June 1707, Palazzo Bonelli, Rome
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 106: Dimmi, o mio cor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-9
  • Notes: See HWV 132 note.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 107: Ditemi, o piante

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, July/August 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 108: Dolce mio ben, s'io taccio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Notes:
    • No autograph.
    • No source attributed to Handel.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 109a: Dolc' è pur d'amor l'affanno

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Libretto: ?Text by Paolo Antonio Rolli
  • Composed: London, circa 1717-18
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 109b: Dolc' è pur d'amor l'affanno

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto: ?Text by Paolo Antonio Rolli
  • Composed: London, ?after 1718
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 110: Agrippina condotta a morire or Dunque sarà pur vero

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S)
  • Libretto: Anonymous
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-8
  • First performance: Early in 1708 by the castrato soprano, Pasqualino Tiepoli.
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 111a: E partirai, mia vita?

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-9
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 111b: E partirai, mia vita?

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 112: Figli del mesto cor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Probably Italy, 1707-9
  • Notes: No autograph or Italian-period copies
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 113: Figlio d'alte speranze

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence, 1706-7
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 114: Filli adorata e cara

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 115: Fra pensieri quel pensiero

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 116: Fra tante pene

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence, 1706-7
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 117: Hendel, non può mia musa

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto: Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili
  • Composed: July/August, 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 118: Ho fuggito Amore anch'io

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Libretto: Text by Paolo Antonio Rolli
  • Composed: London, circa 1722-3
  • Notes: Printed without final aria in HG.
  • HG edition: 51 (printed without final aria in HG)
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 119: Echeggiate, festeggiate, numi eterni or Io languisco fra le gioie

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S, S, S, A, B)
  • Composed: London, circa 1710-12
  • Notes: Partly lost. Fragments printed in wrong order in HG.
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b (fragments printed in wrong order in HG)
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 120a: Irene, idolo mio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-9
  • Notes: No autographs or Italian-period copies.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 120b: Irene, idolo mio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: England, after 1710
  • Notes: No autographs or Italian-period copies.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 121a: La Solitudine or L'aure grate, il fresco rio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1722-3
  • Notes: fragment
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 121b: La Solitudine or L'aure grate, il fresco rio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, before 1718
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 122: Apollo e Dafne or La terra è liberata

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S, B)
  • Composed: Probably begun Venice, 1709. Completed Hanover, 1710
  • Borrowings:
    • "Pende il ben dell 'universo" reused in "Radamisto" (HWV 12a), 1720, Act III, Scene 5.
    • "Spezza l'arco" borrowed from "Almira" (HWV 1), 1705, Act II, Scene 5 and "Rodrigo" (HWV 5), 1707, Act II.
    • "Felicissima quest'alma" reused in "Muzio Scevola" (HWV 13), 1721, Scene 8.
    • "Ardi adori e preghi" reused in the cantata, "Echeggiate, festeggiate, numi eterni" (HWV 119), 1710.
    • "Come rosa in su la spina" reused in "Agrippina" (HWV 6), 1709, Act III, Scene 4 and in "Echeggiate, festeggiate, numi eterni" (HWV 119), 1710, No. 10.
    • "Come in ciel" reused in "Silla" (HWV 10), 1713, Act I, Scene 2.
    • "Deh lascia addolcire" borrowed from "La Resurrezione" (HWV 47), 1708, No. 5.
    • "Mie piante correte" reused in "Rinaldo" (HWV 7a), 1711, No. 17.
    • "Cara pianta" reused in "Alcina" (HWV 34), 1735, No. 39.
    • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 123: Languia di bocca lusinghiera

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Possibly composed in Hanover, 1710
  • Notes: ?fragment
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 124: Look down, harmonious saint

  • Genre: English cantata (T)
  • Libretto: Text by Newburgh Hamilton, from Cecilian Ode 1720.
  • Composed: circa 1736
  • First performance: February 1736: London, Covent Garden Theatre
  • Notes:
    • Recitative and aria: probably a discarded fragment for "Alexander's Feast" (HWV 75), 1736.
    • It appeared in the cantata "Cecilia, volgi un sguardo" (HWV 89)
  • HG edition: 52a (with shortened aria in 23)

HWV 125a: Lungi da me, pensier tiranno

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-9
  • Notes: No autographs or Italian-period copies. One version copied for Ruspoli, 1708.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 125b: Lungi da me, pensier tiranno

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, after 1710
  • Notes:
    • No autographs or Italian-period copies.
    • One version copied for Ruspoli,1708.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 126a: Lungi da voi, che siete poli

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, July/August 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 126b: Lungi da voi, che siete poli

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 126c: Lungi da voi, che siete poli

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Probably London, after 1710.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 127a: Lungi dal mio bel nume

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Completed score: Rome, 3 March 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 127b: Lungi dal mio bel nume

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: ?London, after 1710
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 127c: Lungi dal mio bel nume

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 128: Lungi n'andò Fileno

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, August 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 129: Manca pur quanto sai

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, July/August 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 130: Mentre il tutto è in furore

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, August 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 131: Menzognere speranze

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, September 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 132a: Mi palpita il cor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: ?London, after 1710
  • Borrowings: Version of "Dimmi, o mio cor" (HWV 106) with new opening.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 132b: Mi palpita il cor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S, oboe)
  • Composed: ?London, after 1718
  • HHA edition: V/3

HWV 132c: Mi palpita il cor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A, flauto traverso)
  • Composed: ?London, after 1710
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/3

HWV 132d: Mi palpita il cor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A, oboe, flauto traverso)
  • Composed: ?London, circa 1711-12
  • HHA edition: V/3

HWV 133: Ne' tuoi lumi, o bella Clori

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, September 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 134: Pensieri notturni di Filli or Nel dolce dell'oblio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8
  • Completed score: 1709
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 135a: Nel dolce tempo

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Probably Naples, June/July 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 135b: Nel dolce tempo

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, after 1710
  • Notes: No autographs, and no early Italian-period copies.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 136a: Nell' Africane selve

  • Genre: Italian cantata (B)
  • Composed: Naples, June/July 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 136b: Nell' Africane selve

  • Genre: Italian cantata (B)
  • Composed: London, after 1710
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 137: Nella stagion che di viole e rose

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, April/May 1707
  • Notes:
    • Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
    • Probably composed for the soprano, Margherita Durastanti.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 138: Nice, che fa? che pensa?

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, 1710
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 139a: Ninfe e pastori

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-9
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 139b: Ninfe e pastori

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Probably London, after 1710.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 139c: Ninfe e pastori

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 140: Nò se emenderá jamás

  • Genre: Spanish cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, September 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 141: Non sospirar, non piangere

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence, Fall 1707
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 142: Notte placida e cheta

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto: anonymous
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 143: Olinto pastore, Tebro fiume, Gloria or O come chiare e belle

  • Genre: Dramatic cantata (S, S, A)
  • Composed: Rome, August/September 1708
  • First performance: 9 September, 1708 -- for the soprano Anna Marie di Piedz and first performed at the Marquis Ruspoli's Palazzo Bonelli.
  • Notes: ?Copied for Ruspoli, 1708
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 144: O luceniti, o sereni occhi

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-9
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 145: La Lucrezia or Oh numi eterni

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto: Text by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili.
  • Composed: August, 1708
  • Notes:
    • Copied for Ruspoli, 1709.
    • Probably composed for the soprano, Margherita Durastanti.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 146: Occhi miei che faceste?

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1709
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 147: Partì, l'idolo mio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, after 1710
  • Notes: No autograph or eary Italian copies.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 148: Poichè giuraro amore

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, early 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 149: Qual sento io non conosciuto

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Notes: Only source circa 1738-40
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 150: Ero e Leandro or Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto:
    • ?Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni.
    • Derived from the story of Hero and Leander.
  • Composed: Rome, 1707
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 151: Qualor crudele, sì ma vaga Dori

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, after 1710
  • Notes: No autograph or early Italian-period copies.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 152: Qualor l'egre pupille

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, September 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 153: Quando sperasti, o core

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Probably Naples, June/July 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 154: Quel fior che all'alba ride

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1738-40
  • Notes: Published in Handel (ed. Burrows), "Songs and Cantatas for Soprano."
  • HG edition: Not included in HG
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 155: Sans y penser

  • Genre: French cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, September 1707
  • Notes:
    • Composed in Italy.
    • Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
  • HG edition: Not included in HG.
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 156: Sarai contenta un di

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence, 1706-7
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 157: Sarei troppo felice

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto: Text by B. Pamphili.
  • Composed: Rome, September 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1708.
  • HG edition: 51 (incomplete)
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 158a: Se pari è la tua fè

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1708
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1708, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 158b: Se pari è la tua fè

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Probably London, after 1710.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 158c: Se pari è la tua fè

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 159: Se per fatal destino

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, early 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 160a: La bianca rosa or Sei pur bella, pur vezzosa

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, early 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 160b: La bianca rosa or Sei pur bella, pur vezzosa

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 160c: La bianca rosa or Sei pur bella, pur vezzosa

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1738-41
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 161a: Sento là che ristretto

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1708-9
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 161b: Sento là che ristretto

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 161c: Sento là che ristretto

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 162: Siete rose ruggiadose

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: (with variant), London, circa 1711-12.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 163: Solitudini care, amata libertà

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, after 1710
  • Notes: No autographs or early Italian-period copies.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 164a: Il Gelsomino or Son Gelsomino

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: London, circa 1725-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 164b: Il Gelsomino or Son Gelsomino

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1717-18
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 165: Spande ancor a mio dispetto

  • Genre: Italian cantata (B)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-8
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 166: Splenda l'alba in oriente

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: London, circa 1711-12
  • Borrowings: First aria reused in "Apollo e Dafne" (HWV 122).
  • Notes: Survives only in fragmentary form.
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 167a: Stanco di più soffrire

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 167b: Stanco di più soffrire

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, July/August 1708
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 168: Partenza di G. B. or Stelle, perfide stelle

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 169: Torna il core al suo diletto

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Probably Rome, 1707-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 170: Il consiglio or Tra le fiamme

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Libretto: Text by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8 (possibly spring 1708 for the eminent German gambist Ernst Christian Hesse)
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 171: Tu fedel? Tu costante?

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence/Rome, 1706-7
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707, 1708
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 172: Udite il mio consiglio

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence, 1706-7
  • Revision: Rome, April/May 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 173: Un' alma innamorata

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Rome, May 1707
  • First performance: Probably Vignanello, June 1707
  • Notes: Copied for Ruspoli, 1707
  • HG edition: 52a, 52b
  • HHA edition: V/3, 4

HWV 174: Un sospir a chi si muore

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Florence, Fall 1707
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 175: Vedendo Amor

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 176: Amore uccellatore or Venne voglia ad Amore

  • Genre: Italian cantata (A)
  • Composed: Rome, 1707-8
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 177: Zeffiretto, arresta il volo

  • Genre: Italian cantata (S)
  • Composed: Italy, 1707-9
  • Notes: ?Copied for Ruspoli, 1709.
  • HG edition: 51
  • HHA edition: V/1,2

HWV 178: A mirarvi io son intento

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, circa 1711
  • Borrowings:
    • First movement reappeared 2 years later in the "Utrecht" Jubilate (HWV 279) as "Be ye sure that Lord he is God."
    • Slow middle section formed the basis for the final chorus of "Alcina" (HWV 34) in 1735.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 179: Ahi, nelle sorti umane

  • Genre: Italian duet (SS)
  • Completed score: London, 31 August 1745
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 180: Amor, gioje mi porge

  • Genre: Italian duet (SS)
  • Composed: Italy, circa 1707-9
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 181: Beato in ver chi pùo

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Completed score: London, 31 October, 1742
  • Notes: Italian version of Horace, "Beatus ille"
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 182a: Caro autor di mia doglia

  • Genre: Italian duet (ST)
  • Composed: Probably Italy, circa 1707-9
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 182b: Caro autor di mia doglia

  • Genre: Italian duet (AA)
  • Composed: London, circa 1742
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 183: Caro autor di mia doglia -- Spurious

  • Genre: Italian duet (SS)
  • Composed: Hanover, circa 1710-12
  • Notes: Spurious, by Reinhard Keiser.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 184: Che via pensando, folle pensier

  • Genre: Italian duet (SB)
  • Composed: Italy, circa 1707-9
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 185: Conservate, raddoppiate

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, circa 1711
  • Borrowings: The 2nd movement, "Nodi voi" can be found later in the Opus 1 sonatas and also in the concerti grossi as well as various operas and oratorios.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 186: Fronda leggiera e mobile

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Completed score: London, circa 1745
  • Borrowings: The opening theme also appears in "Belshazzar" (HWV 61) as well as the Concerto a due cori No. 1 (HWV 332)
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 187: Giù nei Tartarei regni

  • Genre: Italian duet (SB)
  • Composed: Italy, circa 1707
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 188: Langue, geme, e sospira

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Libretto: Text by G.D. de Totis (from opera, "La caduta del regno dell' Amazzoni"; 1690)
  • Composed: London, circa 1722
  • Borrowings: Theme of the 2nd movement later appeared as "Thou hast prevented him" in the Coronation Anthem, "The King shall rejoice" (HWV 260)
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 189: Nò, di voi non vo' fidarmi

  • Genre: Italian duet (SS)
  • Completed score: London, 3 July 1741
  • Borrowings: Thematic ideas from 2 movements used in "Messiah" (HWV 56)
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 190: Nò, di voi non vo' fidarmi

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Completed score: London, 2 November 1742
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 191: Quando in calma ride il mare

  • Genre: Italian duet (SB)
  • Composed: Italy or Hanover, circa 1707-11
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 192: Quel fior che all'alba ride

  • Genre: Italian duet (SS)
  • Completed score: London, 1 July 1741
  • Borrowings:
    • 3rd movement uses theme from, "Quel fior che all'alba ride," (HWV 154).
    • Thematic ideas from 2 movements used in "Messiah" (HWV 56)
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 193: Se tu non lasci amore

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Composed: London, circa 1722 (?1711)
  • Borrowings:
    • Thematic idea from 1st movement used in "Messiah" (HWV 56) as the duet, "Oh death, where is thy sting."
    • Sections of the concluding movement use in Esther (HWV 50a), 1718, and there's the hint of the famous Air from the "Water Music."
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 194: Sono liete, fortunate

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, circa 1710-11
  • Borrowings: The final movement was later used in the overture to "Judas Maccabeus" (HWV 63).
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 195: Spero indarno

  • Genre: Italian duet (SB)
  • Composed: London, circa 1730-40
  • Notes:
    • Single movement, known only from copies.
    • Authenticity uncertain.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 196: Tacete, ohimè, tacete

  • Genre: Italian duet (SB)
  • Libretto: Text by Francesco de Lemene (1692) which appears under the title "Amor dorme" in his "Poesie Diverse."
  • Composed: Italy, circa 1707-9
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 197: Tanti strali al sen mi scocchi

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, circa 1711
  • Borrowings: Fugal movement later used in "Solomon" (HWV 67) for "Take him all."
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 198: Troppo cruda, troppo fiera

  • Genre: Italian duet (SA)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, circa 1711
  • Notes: Autograph lost.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 199: Va', speme infida

  • Genre: Italian duet (SS)
  • Composed: ?Hanover, circa 1711
  • Notes: Autograph lost.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

HWV 200: Quel fior che all'alba ride

  • Genre: Italian trio (SSB)
  • Composed: ?Italy, circa 1707-9
  • Notes: Two versions, slightly different texts.
  • HG edition: 32 (revised 2/1880)
  • HHA edition: V/5,6

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