from Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV349

by George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was born in 1685 in Halle, Germany and died in 1759 in London, England. He wrote many operas and oratorios, including Messiah. Hallelujah chorus from Messiah is one of the most well-known choral works of all time.

Music from several suites, composed by Handel, was performed in 1717 by 50 musicians on a barge on the River Thames for King George I. King George I listened from another barge, upstream, with his guests. It is said that King George I was so delighted with the music, he asked for it to be performed three times in a row. Since this time, the music has been known as Handel’s Water Music. Alla Hornpipe is a movement from one of the suites and has three main beats in a bar.

Step 1. Watch the video to learn about the Trumpet

Step 2. Listen to the TSO recording of Alla Hornpipe

Step 3. Answer 10 questions

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