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Yoyo asked in 娛樂及音樂音樂古典樂 · 1 decade ago

Water Music

什麼是Water Music?是G. F. Handel 的...

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    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.

    All the instruments in the Baroque orchestra were brought except the harpsichord since it was impossible to bring an instrument of such size onto the barge.

    The instruments include: Two horns, two oboes, one bassoon and the strings.

    The "Water Music" opens with a French overture and includes minuets, bourrées and hornpipes. It is divided into three suites:

    1. Suite in F major, HWV 348

    2. Suite in D major, HWV 349

    3. Suite in G major, HWV 350

    《水上音樂》(Water Music),是巴洛克時期作曲家韓德爾著名的管弦樂組曲。

    相傳英國國王喬治一世要求於1717年7月17日在英國泰晤士河上舉行音樂會,韓德爾為此而寫了《水上音樂》。當時此作品為了吸引新任國王的注意,技巧性地僱了管弦樂團坐上大船,在河上演奏給國王聽。全曲具有慶典和皇家宴會般的愉快節奏,是一首也被後世廣為喜好的管弦樂作品。這首作品在1741年出版。

    基本上整個曲目由二十幾個小樂章組成,但目前聽到的水上音樂已經過多次改編,與韓德爾當初寫曲的風貌不太相同。較為廣傳的版本是由英國作曲家依當代樂器編制改編的,一共有六個樂章。水上音樂同時也是早期幾首大量開始使用銅管樂器的管弦樂作品之一。

    Hope this information helps!!

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