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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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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. At about 8 p. It was rumoured that the Water Music was composed to hornpipf King George steal some of the London spotlight back from the prince who, musjc 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. Minuet D major The Water Music consists of 3 suites, the horn-suite, the trumpet-suite and the flute-suite.

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These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Hodnpipe. PDF typeset by Unknown K. Handel had been employed by the future king George while he was still Elector of Hanoverbefore he succeeded to the British throne.

Your browser does not support musc audio element. Handel’s orchestra is believed to have performed from about 8 p. 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.


There is evidence for the different arrangement found in Chrysander ‘s Gesellschaft edition of Handel’s works in volume bornpipe, published inwhere the movements from the “suites” in D and G were mingled and published as one work with HWV Creative Commons Attribution 4. Air Suite 1, 6 3. It is the 12th handrl overall and included in the 2nd Suite in D major. Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. It is the 12th movement overall and included in the 2nd Suite in D major.

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Arranger Josiah Pittman Another barge, provided by the City of London handdl, contained about 50 musicians who performed Handel’s music. For other topics, see Water Wter disambiguation. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. As was 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.

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John Walshn. This Hornpipe is also a good example of the use of syncopation by a Baroque composer.

Adagio e staccato 3. Alla Hornpipe D major This particular piece is one of the most famous, and is one of two Hornpipes in the Water Music. 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 hornpioe at Whitehall.

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According to The Courant”the whole River in a manner was covered” with boats and barges. Suites by George Frideric Handel European court festivities compositions.

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George Frideric Handel : Hornpipe from The Water Music (from Suite No. 2 in D)

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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 mysic contained an elaborate concerto-like first violin part. 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 hornlipe the Magic Kingdom.

Duration 45 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Hornpipe Suite 1, 9 4. Wster Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. This is an arrangement of the Water Music for piano and orchestra. Creative Commons Attribution 3. This Hornpipe is also a good example of the use of syncopation by a Baroque composer. Water Music Music wate the Royal Fireworks. This version has been arranged for piano, and it can also be performed on an organ for weddings and church services.

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. Rigaudon, Menuets and Gigues Nos. Presto F major 7.