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Royal Fireworks Music, Overture

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Year of composition
1749
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
11 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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"The Royal Fireworks Music" was commisioned for and performed at a ceremony on April 27, 1749, celebrating the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (October, 1748). The overture from that suite is both solemn and festive, well suited to weddings and other occasions where some pomp and dignity is required. Visit my web site at: http://members.sibeliusmusic.com/jjacklich/ to see my more than 70 arrangements for string quartet (and other pieces).

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