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'Allegro' from the Water Music

Allegro from the Water Music
 
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About This Work

'The Water Music' is a collection of orchestral movements, often considered as three suites composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered in the summer of 1717 when King George I requested a concert on the River Thames. The concert was performed by 50 musicians that joined King George I on his barge. King George I was said to have loved it so much that he ordered Handel to play the suites three times on the trip.

Keith Terretthas expertly arranged the 'Allegro', a little known movement featuring a quartet of two Trumpets, Two French Horns and Concert Band. The work takes the form of a Trumpet Voluntary, in which the themes are repeated in echo fashion in the French Horns.
The soloists can be placed at the front of the band, or antiphonally for the best effect. Performers should freely embellish their parts, as per the 'Da Capo' aria. The Harpsichord part is optional, but if available, it will add an authentic Baroque touch to the arrangement.

The work would make an ideal item for inclusion during a 'theme' concert, when your musicians can dress up in period costumes.

ComposerGeorge Friederic Handel
ArrangerKeith Terrett
CategoryInstrumental Feature
Duration1 min 35 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3.5 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
Instrumentation2 Solo Trumpets
2 Solo French Horns
Flute
Oboe
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Contrabass
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Cornets 1-2
Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Side Drum
Cymbals
Harpsichord
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0087
08/01/2015 - Played this during a concert recently, and it makes a great feature for your Trumpet & Horn players, give it a try! - Comment by Keith Terrett

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