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Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

ISBN: 9780521544863
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2005-12-19
Number of pages: 166
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This Handbook covers Handel's best known public music, the Water Music, written at the outset of his English career, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks, the last and largest of his orchestral creations. The genesis of the two orchestral suites is examined in its political as well as musical context. Practical questions of performance style and interpretation are balanced by an enquiry into Handel's compositional processes, and the relationship of these pieces to his other large-scale orchestral compositions.

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