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Fireworks Music / Water Music

by George Frideric Handel

Fireworks Music / Water Music by George Frideric Handel

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Fireworks Music / Water Music

by George Frideric Handel

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Label: Naxos
For eighteenth century royalty and "celebrities." Music for the Royal Fireworks, arranged here for strings, was scored for woodwinds in order to be heard outdoors during a 1748 London celebration. The "water" of Water Music refers to the Thames, on which King George I hosted a party on a barge in 1717.

About This Album

For eighteenth century royalty and "celebrities." Music for the Royal Fireworks, arranged here for strings, was scored for woodwinds in order to be heard outdoors during a 1748 London celebration. The "water" of Water Music refers to the Thames, on which King George I hosted a party on a barge in 1717.

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About This Album

For eighteenth century royalty and "celebrities." Music for the Royal Fireworks, arranged here for strings, was scored for woodwinds in order to be heard outdoors during a 1748 London celebration. The "water" of Water Music refers to the Thames, on which King George I hosted a party on a barge in 1717.