: handel air in a major
For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)
||Air in A major
||Handel, George Frideric
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Agrippina, HWV 6|
La resurrezione, HWV 47
Joshua, HWV 64
Ah, crudel! nel pianto mio, HWV 78
||Holograph mss, ca.1705 (GB-Lbl, R.M.20.e.5)
||According to Chrysander this air is "a version of a tune used by M.A. Cesti, A. Scarlatti, and by Handel in Agrippina, La Resurrezione, the cantata Ah crudel nel pianto mio, and in Joshua".
According to Grove Music, Handel's keyboard pieces were "all probably for harpsichord and written before 1720, unless otherwise stated", and there is nothing else stated, so this was probably harpsichord.