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George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)

Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks

HWV 348-351
Keyboard fireworks

forHarpsichord [organ]; Flute [oboe/violin], basso continuo ad lib.
Musical EditionsEnsemble score, solo parts
Item no.634734
Author / ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel
ArrangerFrancesco Saverio Geminiani
EditorSiegbert Rampe
Languagesgerman, english
Scope50/7/5/11 pages; 23 × 30 cm
Release year2015
Publisher / ProducerBärenreiter
Producer No.BA 9254
ISMN9790006559350

Description

As early as 1743, while Handel was still alive, Francesco Geminiani produced an arrangement of the “Water Music” for keyboard instruments, thereby making it possible to perform this popular work in domestic surroundings. Then, presumably in 1749, an unknown musician arranged the “Music for the Royal Fireworks” for transverse flute or violin and harpsichord.

In addition to these two contemporary versions, this edition also contains an arrangement by the editor for harpsichord or organ, based on the first edition. Though both early sources explicitly mention a harpsichord, the arrangements can also be performed effectively note-for-note on the organ.

As the surviving anonymous version merely places a solo part and a figured bass on a two-stave system, our edition is accompanied by performance material with one part each for transverse flute/oboe/violin and violoncello/double bass,plus a figured bass realisation.

  • Musical text with arrangements by two Handel contemporaries as well as the editor’s own arrangement for harpsichord or organ
  • All editorial additions are clearly marked
  • Equally effective when performed note-for-note on the organ

Content

  • Preface
  • Facsimiles
  • Water Musick. Set for the Harpsichord (or Organ) by Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) (1743):
  • Suite I in F major HWV 348:
    1. Ouverture in the Water Musick
  • Composer / Author:
  • Rampe, Siegbert
    1. Adagio e Staccato
    1. Allegro
  • Composer / Author:
  • Rampe, Siegbert
    1. Adagio
    1. Allegro
  • Composer / Author:
  • Händel, Georg Friedrich
    1. Aire
  • Composer / Author:
  • Rampe, Siegbert
    1. Minuet
    1. Bourrée
    1. Hornpipe
    1. set by Siegbert Rampe
  • Suite II in D-major HWV 349:
    1. Allegro
    1. Alla Hornpipe
    1. Minuet
    1. Lentement
    1. Bourée
  • Suite III in G-major HWV 350:
  • 17.-18. Rigaudon 1 & 2
  • 19.-20. Minuet 1 & 2
  • Composer / Author:
  • Rampe, Siegbert
  • 21.-22. Gigue 1 & 2
  • Musick for the Royal Fireworks. After the First Print (c. 1749) set for the Harpsichord or Organ by Siegbert Rampe:
  • Suite in D-major HWV 351:
  • Ouverture
  • Bouree
  • La Paix Largo alla Siciliana
  • La Réjouissance Allegro
  • Menuet 1 & 2
  • Original edition set for the German Flute, Violin or Harpsichord (by an Anonymous Musician (London, ca. 1749)):
  • Ouverture
  • Bouree
  • Largo alla Siciliana
  • Allegro
  • Menuet 1 & 2
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