Two of the most popular Baroque orchestral works in the repertoire appear here in a single volume. Full of charm and tremendous variety, Water Music features a colorful blend of concerto and dance suites and presents the first great peak in Handel's orchestral music. This suite is expansive, unflaggingly inspired outdoor music, written for a large orchestra manipulated with sovereign skill. Music for the Royal Fireworks — composed to acknowledge the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle — is specially noted for its brilliant overture and combination of tunefulness and grandeur. For a public rehearsal of this celebratory music, a crowd of some 12,000 stopped all traffic on London Bridge in order to witness the distinguished composer — a great and popular favorite of his time and ever since.
Reproduced here from an authoritative early edition, both works appear in full score with bar-numbered movements for easy reference. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.
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|Author/Editor||George Frideric Handel|
|Dimensions||6 1/8 x 8 1/2|