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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Another barge, provided by the City of Londoncontained about 50 musicians who performed Handel’s music.

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Your browser does not support the audio element. Msuic D major This version has been arranged for piano, and it can also be performed on an organ for weddings hanrel church services. Arranger Josiah Pittman kusic These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. For the Telemann suite, see Water Music Telemann.

Largo—Allegro F major 2. According to The Courant”the whole River in a manner was covered” with boats and barges. Retrieved from ” http: 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 version contained an elaborate concerto-like first violin part.

Presto F major 6. Actually, a pianoforte patch and a harpsichord patch were used to distinguish the 2 keyboards more easily. I hereby present wqter flute-suite. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Copyright not renewed and is ineligible for NIE restoration due to PD status in its country of origin.


This is an arrangement of the Water Music for piano and orchestra. The Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. We have not included the optional repeats in the audio versions.

Presto F major 7. This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold’s first edition of the complete score in and the manuscript copies dating from Handel’s lifetime.

Date of reprint on rear cover. For other topics, see Water Music disambiguation. Both were aware the Elector of Hande would eventually succeed to the British throne after Queen Anne’s death. Editor Max Seiffertrealization.

Work Title Water Music Alt ernative. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Water Music Music for the Royal Fireworks. Suites by George Frideric Handel European court festivities compositions. Copyist Johann Gottfried Grundig ca. Alla Hornpipe D major Presto F major 9. PDF hrnpipe by Unknown K.

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Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Hoenpipe of the notes should be played detached or even a light staccato in placesexcept the quavers or where indicated by slurs.

Pianists may be interested in our Piano Arrangement of this piece, and other instrumentalists should check our arrangement for Solo Instrument and Piano. Allegretto Giocoso Suite 3, 21 6.

George Frideric Handel : Hornpipe from The Water Music (arranged for piano)

Performers Piano and orchestra. There is evidence for the wated arrangement found in Chrysander ‘s Gesellschaft edition of Handel’s works in volume 47, published inwhere the movements from the “suites” in D and G were mingled and published as one work with HWV For simplicity we have excluded both the figured bass and any Harpsichord from the audio files, which would be hard to hear in any case.


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 his father’s long life, was throwing lavish parties and jornpipe to compensate for it. Handel’s orchestra is believed to have performed from about 8 p. It is the 12th movement overall and included in the 2nd Suite in D major.

I hereby present the trumpet suite 2nd suite. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. This particular piece is one of the most famous, and is one of two Hornpipes in the Water Music.

We have not included the optional repeats in the audio versions.

Duration 45 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. This piece is also available on mfiles in the original Orchestral Version including the score and all instrumental parts, and also as an arrangement for Lead Instrument and Piano with many options for the lead instrument. Unusually the violins are split into 3 sections.

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