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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Creative Commons Attribution 3. Suites by George Frideric Handel European court festivities compositions. Contents 1 Performances 1.

Alla Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music – BBC News

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 the musicians to play the suites three times over the course of the trip down the river. Editor Friedrich Chrysander — Handel News See more Handel News. Hornpipe F major Copyist Johann Gottfried Grundig ca. Work Title Water Music Alt ernative. Another legend has it that the Elector of Hanover approved of Handel’s permanent move to London, knowing the separation between allla would be temporary.


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

Many other Londoners also took to the river to hear the concert. Allegretto Giocoso Suite 3, 21 6. CS1 German-language sources de CS1: Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact.

Minuet D major 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. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.

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The Water Music consists of 3 suites, the horn-suite, the trumpet-suite and the flute-suite. Handel’s Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames.

Enhanced PDF with embedded sound. For other topics, see Water Music disambiguation. Adagio e staccato D minor 3.

Alla Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music

Public Domain in the USA. Lentement D major On arriving at Chelsea, the king left his barge, then returned to it at about 11 p. I hereby present the trumpet suite 2nd suite. This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold’s first edition of nornpipe complete score in and the manuscript copies dating from Handel’s lifetime.


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At about 8 p. Allegro Maestoso Suite 2, The Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. Adagio e staccato 3. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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