Handel’s Water Music is a collection of three suites for orchestra. Our listening piece from this larger work is “Alla Hornpipe,” the 2nd movement from the Suite in . This dance is in triple meter, in a fast tempo, and played by an orchestra comprising winds, brass, strings, and percussion. [Handel, Water Music, –0: 25]. Handel’s Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor a jaunty ‘Bourée’, a stately ‘Minuet’ and ends with the grand ‘Alla Hornpipe’.

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The Music for the Royal Fireworkscomposed 32 years later for another outdoor performance yandel time, for George II of Great Britain for the fireworks in London’s Green Parkon 27 Aprilhas often been paired with the Water Music on recordings.

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Water Music, HWV 348-350 (Handel, George Frideric)

Presto F major 6. Largo—Allegro F major 2. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Exactly the sort of music you would like to waft you down the River Thames if you were a king with the weight of government on your shoulders; in fact, the king enjoyed the music so much, he asked hanrel musicians to play the suites three times over the course of the trip down the river.

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Duration 45 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. The king was so pleased with the Water Music that he ordered it to be repeated at least three times, both on the trip upstream to Chelsea and on the return, hornpipw he landed again at Whitehall. Performers Piano and orchestra. A performance of Water Music plays a major role in the movie The Madness of King Georgein which King George III exhibits very erratic and inappropriate behavior at a concert, yelling at the orchestra to play louder and eventually taking the place of the harpsichordist, playing very badlyculminating in a physical altercation with the Prince of Wales, leading to the Prince of Wales asking to alpa named Regent.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Another barge, provided by the City of Londoncontained about hornpip musicians who performed Handel’s music.

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Handel – Water Music. Date of reprint on rear cover.


Many other Londoners also took to the river to hear the concert. Editor Max Seiffertrealization. Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Work Title Water Music Alt ernative.

On arriving at Chelsea, the king left his barge, then returned to it at about 11 p. Rigaudon [Presto] G major Allegro F major 4. These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Handel Guides See more Handel Guides. The Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. Enhanced PDF with embedded sound. Copyright not renewed and is ineligible for NIE restoration due to PD status in its country of origin. Allegro Maestoso Suite 2, This article is about suites by Handel. Alla Hornpipe D major At about 8 p. Minuet F major 8.