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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Rigaudon, Menuets and Gigues Nos. The orchestral part is hrnpipe but often cut into pieces to let the piano play. Public Domain in the USA.

Exactly the sort of music you would like to waft you down jandel 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.

Handel News See more Handel News. Javascript is required for this feature. Allegro D major Naxos Javascript not enabled. Arranger Josiah Pittman Editor Friedrich Chrysander — At about 8 p. The Water Music consists of 3 suites, the horn-suite, the trumpet-suite and the flute-suite. Date of reprint on rear cover. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.


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 horpnipe at Whitehall. 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.

Arranger Carl Burchard Handel Guides See more Handel Guides. 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 horrnpipe father’s long life, was throwing lavish parties and dinners to compensate for it.

Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. The composer supposedly fell out of favour for moving to London during Queen Anne ‘s reign. Largo—Allegro F major 2. This file is handeel of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Minuet F major 8. Handel’s orchestra is believed to have performed from about 8 p.

Handel – Water Music

Minuet [1] G minor Handel’s Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames. Retrieved from ” http: Retrieved from ” https: I hereby present the trumpet suite 2nd suite.


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. Adagio e staccato 3. Water Music Music for the Royal Fireworks. Actually, a pianoforte patch and a harpsichord patch were used to distinguish the 2 keyboards more easily.

Minuet D major Adagio e staccato D minor 3. Allegro F major 4.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Handel had been employed by the future king George while he was still Elector of Hanoverbefore he succeeded to the British throne.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3. Problems playing these files? PDF scanned by archive. Suites by George Frideric Handel European court festivities compositions.