Sarabande (arr. Daehn)

From Wind Repertory Project
George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Larry Daehn)

General Info

Year: 703-1706 / 1733 / 2003
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Harpsichord
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $65.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Sarabande is the fourth movement of Handel's Keyboard Suite in D minor (HWV 437) for solo keyboard (harpsichord), composed between 1703 and 1706. It is also referred to as Suite de pièces Vol. 2 No. 4. It was first published in 1733.

The Sarabande has two variations. The piece was used in an orchestral arrangement for Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. Dutch singer Petra Berger used the Sarabande as the musical setting for her song about Mary, Queen of Scots, Still a Queen (In My End Is My Beginning), from her album Eternal Woman (2001). An orchestral version was also used on the first episode of the 2018 television mini-series of Agatha Christie's A.B.C. Murders.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

The sarabande is a 17th and 18th century dance in slow triple meter and of dignified expression, frequently with an accent or prolonged tone on the second beat.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • Mississippi: I-A
  • North Carolina: II


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