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Royal Fireworks Music (arr. Schaefer)

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. William F. Schaefer)


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This work bears the designation HWV 351.


General Info

Year: 1749 / 1982
Duration:
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Pub.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Movements

1. Overture
2. Bourée
3. The Peace
4. The Rejoicing
5. Minuet


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written for an outdoor performance in 1749, Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks exemplifies early Classical conventions of notation. Unless the edition used includes modern annotations, performers must possess an understanding of Classical performance practices, including the interpretation of dotted rhythms, trills, and articulation styles.

- Program Note from Great Music for Wind Band


The Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351) is a suite in D major for wind instruments composed by George Frideric Handel in 1749 under contract of George II of Great Britain for the fireworks in London's Green Park on 27 April 1749. The music celebrates the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) in 1748. The work was very popular when first performed and following Handel’s death. Mozart called the work a “spectacle of English pride and joy.”

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


Performances

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