The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites, Overture (Allegro); Hornpipe; Minuet; Lentement; Bourrée Legend has it that Handel composed Water Music to regain the favour of King George I. Get a free MP3 of George Frideric Handel – Water Music: Suite No. 2: Alla Hornpipe, performed by Aradia Ensemble. Water Music. 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.

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Duration 45 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Another barge, provided by the City of Londoncontained about 50 musicians who performed Handel’s music.

Editor Friedrich Chrysander — The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suitescomposed by George Frideric Handel. 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. I hereby present the trumpet suite 2nd suite.

Hornpipe Suite 1, 9 4. Retrieved from ” http: Performers Piano and orchestra. PDF scanned by archive. Arranger Carl Burchard It was rumoured that the Water Music was composed to help King George steal some of the London spotlight back from the prince who, at the time, worried that his time to rule would be shortened by his father’s long life, was throwing lavish parties and dinners to compensate for it. Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Rigaudon [Presto] G major Both were aware the Elector of Hanover would eventually succeed to the British throne after Queen Anne’s death.


Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich Retrieved from ” https: Please note that we have not included the optional repeats in the audio versions.

Allegro Maestoso Suite 2, There are many recordings. For the Telemann suite, see Water Music Telemann.

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

Handel had been employed by the future king George while he was still Elector of Hanoverbefore he succeeded to the British throne. Creative Commons Attribution 3. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Work Title Water Music Alt ernative. Your browser does not support the audio element.

Suites by George Frideric Handel European court festivities compositions. This piece is also available on mfiles in the original Orchestral Version including the score and all instrumental parts, and also as an arrangement for Lead Instrument and Piano handwl many options for the lead instrument.

The parts we have included are: From toWalt Disney World featured movements from both installments of Water Music as the background music for the Electrical Water Pageanta parade of sea creatures lit up with electric lights off the coast of the Magic Kingdom.

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For simplicity we have excluded both the figured bass and any Harpsichord from the audio files, which would be hard to hear in any case. Date of reprint on rear cover. On arriving at Chelsea, the king left his barge, then returned to it at about 11 p. As wter the custom in the Baroque period, Handel wrote a single bass part called the Basso Continuo which would be played by Cellos and Basses if available and also accompanied by a Harpsichordist expanding the figured bass notation.


The Hornpipe is joyous in nature with some sections sounding like fanfares, so it is well suited for happy celebratory occasions such as sporting events, shows, weddings and other church services.

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Pianists may be interested in our Piano Arrangement of this piece, and other instrumentalists should check our arrangement for Solo Instrument and Piano. Presto F major 7. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.

We have not included the optional repeats in the audio versions. Chrysander’s edition also contains an earlier version of the first two movements of HWV in the key of F major composed in originally scored for two natural horns, two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuowhere in addition to the horn fanfares and orchestral responses, the original version contained an elaborate concerto-like first violin part.

Alla Hornpipe D major Your browser does not support the audio element. The Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. This version has been arranged for piano, and it can also be performed on an organ for weddings and church services. John Walshn.

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Presto F major 9. Water Music Music for the Royal Fireworks. Most of the notes should be played detached or even a light hornpippe in placesexcept the quavers or where indicated by slurs.