WBH003a Music from The Royal Fireworks - Handel, G.F. (PDF DOWNLOAD)


La Rejouissance/Menuet.
Handel composed the Music for the Royal Fireworks to accompany a lavish firework display in London's Green Park in April 1749, to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession. It was originally scored for a huge wind band, with string parts added later. The movements here are La Rejouissance (Merry-making) and the Menuets. La Rejouissance may be played through any number of times with different dynamics/numbers of players as it would have been in Handel's day. Mini-bassoon and tenoroon parts are included, and easy parts for all instruments are also provided.

Grading: 1 to 6

Duration: 4'00

Composer:  Handel, G.F.

Arranger: Cooper, A.

Instrumentation: Double Reed Ensemble: 4 Obs, 2 Bsns (plus opt. T'roons, Mini-bsns)

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