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Handel Air from Water Music Suite #1

Handel's Water Music is not music about water, but rather is music to be played on the water. It is a perfect example of royal excess. King George I wanted to listen to music while traveling down the Thames River in 1717. So Handel wrote three musical suites for the occasion, with a total of 21 movements. As King George floated down the river on his personal barge, 50 musicians followed him on a separate barge and serenaded him for over 4 hours. This Air is from the first suite.

This composition can be played by 2 different combinations of instruments.

A few notes on the parts and instruments:
With this free arrangement, you will be able to download all the PDF files immediately. You will have access to every part for each available instrument, in the proper key and clef. You will also get a complete score (in most cases, we include four separate scores with all parts transposed to C, Bb, Eb, and F).

Version v01

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This version is a duet for violin and cello, with optional viola on the second part.

Composition: Handel Air from Water Music Suite #1
Version: v01
Instrumentation: Duet
Duration: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Challenging
Price: FREE

Handel Air from Water Music Suite #1, Version v01
Part Range Available Instruments
Score Full Score in C, Bb, Eb, and F
Part 1 (std) G3 - G5 Violin
Part 2 (std) C3 - D5 Viola
Part 2b (8vb) C2 - D4 Cello