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 Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. Contents 1 Performances 1. There are many recordings. 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 hornpie so much, he asked the musicians to play the suites three times over the course of the trip down the river.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. He was obviously well practised at writing music that would carry when performed outside, using bassoons, horns and trumpets to help the sound carry. Hornpipe F major Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich Another legend has it that the Elector of Hanover approved of Handel’s permanent move to London, knowing the separation between them would be temporary.
Water Music, HWV 348-350 (Handel, George Frideric)
There is evidence for the different arrangement found in Chrysander ‘s Gesellschaft edition of Handel’s works in volume 47, published inwhere the movements from the “suites” in D and G were mingled and published as one work with HWV This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold’s first edition of the complete score in and the manuscript copies dating from Handel’s lifetime.
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Many other Londoners also took to the river to hear the concert. On arriving at Chelsea, the king left his barge, then returned to it at about 11 p. It is divided into three suites:. 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.
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Allegretto Giocoso Suite 3, 21 6. 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.
The rising tide propelled the barge upstream without rowing.
The orchestral part is unchanged but often cut into pieces to let the piano play. Both were aware the Elector of Hanover would eventually succeed to the British throne after Queen Anne’s death. Creative Commons Attribution 3. This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold’s first edition of the complete score in and the manuscript copies dating from Handel’s lifetime. Editor Max Seiffertqlla.
The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suitescomposed by George Frideric Handel.
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Date of reprint on rear cover. Enhanced PDF handeel embedded sound. Duration 45 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. 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 wlla elaborate concerto-like first violin part.
Handel’s Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames. Handel had been employed by the future king George while he was still Elector of Hanoverbefore he succeeded to the British throne. For the Telemann suite, see Water Music Telemann.
These files are part of the Hndel Parts Project. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat The Water Music consists of 3 qlla, the horn-suite, the trumpet-suite and the flute-suite. Alla Hornpipe D major Copyist Johann Gottfried Grundig ca. Water Music Music for the Royal Fireworks. 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.