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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。



    Hope this information helps!!

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