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Anno 2011-05
Issue 2011-05

Händel "a due cembali"
fireworks

As in many live-concerts, you can notice here a number of défaillances. The performers had very few occasions to prepare and synch-up together before the concert. Anyway, this is still a very valuable document for this unique Event!

George Frideric Handel [Händel, Haendel, Hendel, Endel]
(Halle, Feb 23, 1685 ; London, Apr 14, 1759)

Music for the ROYAL FIREWORKS (1749)

Ouverture: Adagio
Ouverture: Allegro - Lentement - Allegro
Bourrée
La Paix: Largo alla siciliana
La Réjouissance: Allegro
Menuet I
Menuet II

WATER MUSIC (1717)

SUITE in F major

Ouverture (Largo - Allegro)
Adagio e staccato
[Allegro]
Andante
Allegro da capo
[Menuet]
Air
Menuet I - II
Bourrée
Hornpipe
[Allegro or Aria]

SUITE in D major / SUITE in G major & g minor

[Prélude or Ouverture]
Alla Hornpipe
Aria [Menuet] (G-major)
Rigaudon I - II (G-major)
Lentement
Bourrée
Menuet I (g-minor)
Menuet II (g-minor)
Gigue I - II (g-minor)
[Coro or Menuet]


Fernando De Luca & Pietro delle Chiaie
(Transcribed for two harpsichords by F. De Luca, 1991)
French harpsichord, after Taskin

German harpsichord, after Mietke

A VIEW of the FIRE-WORKES and ILLUMINATIONS at his GRACE the Duke of RICHMOND'S at WHITEHALL and on the River Thames on Monday 15 May 1749. Performed by the direction of Charles Fredrick Esq.(source: Wikimedia Common. This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired)

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