Royal Fireworks Music (CB)

By: George Frideric Handel
For: Concert band / wind band
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Composer
George Frideric Handel
Year of composition
1749
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2014
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Classical music
License details
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Handel’s Fireworks Music, performed at his GRACE the Duke of RICHMOND’S at WHITEHALL and on the River Thames on Monday 15th May 1749. Performed by the direction of Charles Fredrick Esq. A hand-coloured etching. The performing musicians were in a specially constructed building that had been designed by Servandoni, a theatre designer. The music provided a background for the royal fireworks that were designed by Thomas Desguliers, son of the cleric and scientist John Theophilus Desaguliers. However, the display was not as successful as the music itself: the enormous wooden building caught fire after the collapse of a bas relief of George II. However, the music had been performed publicly six days earlier, on 21st April 1749 when there was a full rehearsal of the music at Vauxhall Gardens. Over twelve thousand people, each paying 2/6, rushed for it, causing a three-hour traffic jam of carriages after the main route to the area south of the river was closed due to the collapse of the central arch of newly built London Bridge.

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Walking the Dog (George Gershwin), GOPAK (The Fair at Sorochinsk), Gershwin 3 Preludes (CB), PROCESSION OF THE SARDAR(CB), Polonaise [La Nuit Noel] (CB), Bourree [Suite ancienne] (CB), Donna Diana Overture (CB), Even bravest heart may swell (For Solo Cornet and Concert Band), Cradle Song (Solo Cornet and Concert Band), Russian March (CB), March Radetzky (CB), Moonlight Sonata (CB), Serenade for Trumpet and Concert Wind Band (CB), Traumerei (CB), Wedding March (CB), Rachmaninoff's Prelude (CB), Scherzo Fantastique Op. 25 (CB), Concerto in G minor [4th Movement] (CB), Notturno (CB), Polka from Opera: The Bartered Bride (CB), Symphony No 5 (Reformation) (CB), Delius: Sleigh Ride (CB), Overture: Oberon (CB), Procession of the Nobles [Ballet suite: Mlada] (CB), Festmarsch Wo05 (CB), Londonderry Air (CB), Theme from Organ Symphony No. 3 (CB), Where’re you walk (CB), Gavotte (CB), La Princesse Jaune [The Yellow Princess](CB), Toasts and Tunes for all occasions (CB), Princess Ida [Introduction] (CB), Jerusalem [with optional voice or choir] (CB), Berceuse Op 16 (CB), Le Roi S’Amuse [Suite] (CB), Sweet Remembrance (CB), Prelude (Te Deum) (CB), Romance in F (CB), Danse Villageoise [Suite Pastorale] (CB), Overture: The Thieving Magpie (CB), Symphony No. 4 Op. 98 (CB), Triumphal March: Cleopatra (CB), Les Patineurs [The Skaters Waltz] (CB), Sevilla [Suite: Espanola Op. 47] (CB), The Pelly Waltz (CB), At the Village fair [Opera: Faust] (CB), Andante Cantabile (CB), Soldiers Chorus [Opera : Faust 1859] (CB), March: Entrance of the Boyards (CB), Prelude and Les Chasseresses [Sylvia Ballet] (CB), March: Prussia’s glory (CB), Pomp & Circumstance Military March No. 4 (CB), Pomp & Circumstance Military March No. 1 (CB), Polovtsian Dances [Prince Igor] (CB), Memories of Covent Garden (CB), Mazurka (Coppelia Ballet) (CB), Overture: Masques & Beramasques (CB), Malaguena [Opera: Boabdil] (CB), Krupp March (CB), Water Musik [Suite 5 movements] (CB), March Lorraine (CB), La Chaste Suzanne (Trombone and CB), L’enfance du Christ (CB), Sheep may safely graze (CB), Ballet Egyptian (CB), La boda de Luis Alonso (CB), The Barber of Lavapies-Selection (CB), El baile de Luis Alonso (CB), March: The Grenadier’s Return (CB), French Military March [Suite Algerienne] (CB), March of the Peers (CB), Trumpet Voluntary (1700) (CB), Triumphal March from Tarpeja WoO2 (CB), March: National Emblem (CB), March: Le Pere la Victoire (CB), Marche Nuptiale (CB), March Majestic (CB), Funeral March of a Marionette (CB), Wenzel March (CB), Light Baggage Gallop (CB), March: Remembrance of Paris (CB), March to the Scaffold (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 3 Op. 46 (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 2 Op. 46 (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 1 Op. 46 (CB), Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (CB), Triumphal March-Cantata: Caractacus Op. 35 (CB), Ouvre Ton Coeur (Open your heart) (CB), Overture: Italian girl in Algiers (CB), Overture: William Tell (Gallop only) (CB), Overture: The Barber of Seville (CB), Pavane pour une infante defunte (CB), Brass Symphony [3rd Movement] (CB), Overture: Iolanthe (CB), Beguine Royale (CB), A Highland Hoedown (CB), Destiny Waltz (CB), La Tarantelle de Belphegor (CB), Berceuse [Dolly Suite] (CB), Overture: Di Ballo (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 7 Phryne’s Dance (CB), March: Royal Standard (CB), La Campanella (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 6. Mirror Variations (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 5. Dance of the Trojan Women (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 4. Cleopatra’s Variations (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 3. Ancient Dance (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 2. Slow Dance (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 1. Dance of the Nubian Slaves (CB), Selection: H. M. S. Pinafore (CB), Selection: The Pirates of Penzance (CB), Selection: The Mikado (CB), Scicilienne [Pelleas & Melisande] Op. 80 (CB), Pavanne (CB), Dance of the little Moorish Slaves [AIDA] (CB), Bolero (CB), Strange Adventure [Yeomen of the Guard] (CB), Dance of the Tumblers (CB), Salut d’amour (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor Op. 46 (CB), Overture: Tancredi (CB), Norwegian Rhapsody (CB), Hungarian Dance [From Foreign Lands] Op. 23 (CB), Danse Slave [Opera: Le Roi Malgre Lui] (CB), March of the dwarfs [Lyric Suite Op. 54] (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F major Op. 46 (CB) and La fille aux cheveux de lin (Girl with the flaxen hair) (CB)

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