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Handel: Sarabande in D Minor (La Folia) HWV 437, Voices of Music 4K UHD
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 10 Jan 2020
Author: Voices of Music
The Sarabande in D Minor from Handel's keyboard suite No. 4, arranged by Voices of Music. Cello solo improvised by William Skeen. Modern arrangements of the sarabande have been used in a number of films, including 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", starring John Malkovich as Poirot (Wikipedia). Handel's composition shares a number of similarities with the "La Folia" variations, including 16 bar open and closed phrases. and alternation between D Minor and A Major with an emphasis on F Major. However, there are also clear differences. It's possible that Handel, who was an excellent arranger, trnasformed the material of La Folia just as he reworked Bononcini's aria "Ombra mai
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