Musical Form: Suite – Handel: Suite No. 5 for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430

Suite No. 5 for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430

The Harmonious Blacksmith is the popular name of the final movement, Air and variations, of George Frideric Handel’s Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430, for harpsichord. An air is followed by five doubles (variations in the English division style): semiquavers in the right hand; semiquavers in the left hand; semiquaver triplets in the right and left hands; and finally demisemiquavers in both hands.

 
 
 
 
 
Work Name:  Suite No. 5 for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
Form: Suite for Harpsichord
Key: E major
Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Year(s): 1720
Period: Late Baroque
Catalog Number: HWV 430
Movements: 4 movements:
I. Praeludium
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Air mit 5 variationen “The Harmonious Blacksmith”

 
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