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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PDF typeset by Unknown K. Suites by George Frideric Handel European court festivities compositions.
Minuet F major hornppipe. Minuet  G minor Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3. There’s actually no set order for the suites to be performed, but it’s generally agreed the first is in F major, the second is in D, and the third is in G. Enhanced PDF with embedded sound. On arriving at Chelsea, the king left his barge, then returned to it ala about 11 p. Water Music Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Views Read Edit View history. The Music for the Royal Fireworkscomposed 32 years later for another outdoor performance this 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.
The king watched from the royal barge with various dukes and duchesses as the 50 musicians played nearby. Problems playing these files? Handel’s Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames.
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The Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. Adagio e staccato D minor 3.
Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. Many other Londoners also took to the river to hear the concert.
For other topics, see Water Music disambiguation. Editor Max Seiffertrealization. Alla Hornpipe D major At about 8 p. The Water Music’s first performance on the Thames was the King’s way of reminding London that he was still there and showing he could carry out gestures even grander than his son’s.
Contains a number of manuscript annotations – indicating, among other things, the omission of the bassoon melody apla p.
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Water Music, HWV 348-350 (Handel, George Frideric)
This is an arrangement of the Water Music for piano and orchestra. This story was first related by Handel’s early biographer John Mainwaring ; although it may have some foundation in fact, the tale as told by Mainwaring has been doubted by some Handel scholars. Work Title Water Music Alt ernative. It is divided into three suites:. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. I hereby present the flute-suite. Largo—Allegro F major 2. Minuet D major Copyist Johann Gottfried Grundig ca.
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Handel Pictures See more Handel Pictures. Lentement D major Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich Editor Friedrich Chrysander — Max Seiffertrealization. Handel News See more Handel News. He was obviously well practised at writing music that would carry when performed outside, using bassoons, horns and trumpets to help the sound carry. This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold’s first edition of the complete score in and the manuscript copies dating from Handel’s lifetime. 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, until he landed again at Whitehall.
Allegro moderato Suite No. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat According to The Courant”the whole River in a manner was covered” with boats and barges. Allegro F major 4.