Handel: Berenice Overture



FE94                                            020[1] strings


(Largo); Allegro; Andante, Larghetto; Gigue 

Berenice was first given at Covent Garden on the 18th. May 1737. It was a failure, with only 4 performances. Handel’s health was failing him at the time, his right arm was paralysed due to either a small stroke or severe rheumatism, and he was unable to conduct or play, (to considerable public concern). The beautiful Minuet in the overture has long been justly celebrated; Charles Burney described it as ‘happy and pleasing to an uncommon degree’.


Full score                                             £6

Set of parts: wind and strings (43221)  £18

Extra string parts                                 £4

Handel Overtures Series:

Multi-buy option: any 4 scores for £20; any 4 sets of parts £50

Additional information


Extra basso part, Extra viola part, Extra vln 1 part, Extra vln 2 part, Parts, Score, Score and parts


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