The Handel Institute

Handel's Major Work List

(in order of composition)

Key to Handel's Locations
 

 Hamburg

 

 Italy

 

 Hanover (and Düsseldorf)

 

 London

 

 Cannons

 

 Travels on the Continent

 

 Dublin

This chronology attempts to list Handel's works in order of composition. It has been compiled using Handel: A Documentary Biography by Otto Erich Deutsch (Cassell, 1955),  The New Grove Handel by Winton Dean and Anthony Hicks (Macmillan, 1983) and Handel by Donald Burrows (Oxford, 1994).

However, some instrumental works with opus numbers are shown by year of publication instead of composition, as several of these were compiled by Walsh from previously existing material. Some of the dates can only be approximated.

The operas Nero, Florindo and Daphne are lost.


 
Year Composition Handel's
Location

(footnotes)
1703   Hamburg
1704 Almira
[Nero]
1705  
1706 [Florindo]
[Daphne]
  Florence?
1707 Il Trionfo del Tempo
Dixit Dominus
Laudate Pueri
Nisi Dominus
Latin Motets
Italian Cantatas (approx. 100)

Rome

Rodrigo Florence
1708 La Resurrezione Rome
Aci Galatea e Polifemo Naples
1709 Agrippina

Venice

1710  

(1)

1711 Rinaldo London
  Hanover
1712  
Il Pastor Fido
Teseo
London
1713 Utrecht Te Deum
Utrecht Jubilate

Eternal Source of Light Divine
Silla
1714  
1715 Brockes Passion
Amadigi
1716  
1717 Water Music
Chandos Anthems
‘Cannons’ Te Deum
Cannons
1718 Acis and Galatea
Esther
1719  

(2)

1720 Radamisto
Suites de Pièces vol.1
London
1721 Act III of Muzio Scevola
Floridante
1722 Ottone
1723 Flavio
1724 Giulio Cesare
Tamerlano
1725 Rodelinda
1726 Scipione
Alessandro
Admeto
1727 Riccardo Primo
4 Coronation Anthems
1728 Siroe
Tolomeo
1729  

(3)

Lotario London
1730 Partenope
1731 Poro
Ezio
1732 Sosarme
Orlando
Sonatas op.1
1733 Deborah
Athalia
Arianna in Creta
Sonatas op.2
Suites de Pièces vol.
2
1734 Parnasso in Festa
Ariodante
Terpsicore
6 Concerti Grossi op.3
1735 Alcina
1736 Alexander’s Feast
Atalanta
Sing Unto God
Giustino
Arminio
1737 Berenice
Il Trionfo del Tempo
 

(4)

Faramondo
The ways of Zion do Mourn
London
1738 Serse
Saul

Israel in Egypt
Organ Concertos op.4
1739 Trio Sonatas op.5
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
12 Concerto Grossi op.6
1740 L’Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato
 

(5)

Imeneo
Deidamia
Organ Concertos op.7
London
1741 Messiah
1742   Dublin
Samson London
1743 Semele
Dettingen Te Deum
Dettingen  Anthem
Jospeh and his Brethren
1744 Hercules
Belshazzar
1745 Comus
1746 Occasional Oratorio
Judas Maccabaeus
1747 Alexander Balus
Joshua
3 Hymns
1748 Solomon
Susanna
1749 Music for the Royal Fireworks
Foundling Hospital Anthem
Theodora
1750 Alceste
The Choice of Hercules
 

(6)

1751 Jephtha London
1752  
1753  
1754  
1755  
1756  
1757 The Triumph of Time and Truth
1758  
1759  

Footnotes to Table

(1)

After departing Venice, Handel visits Innsbruck en route to Hanover (then Halle and Düsseldorf)

(2)

Düsseldorf, Halle, Dresden

(3)

Venice, Bologna (Florence?, Siena?, Rome?), Hamburg, Hanover, Halle

(4)

Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) via Tunbridge Wells

(5)

Haarlem

(6)

The Hague, Haarlem, Deventer (Halle?)

 


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