Hornpipe from the Water Music
by George Frideric Handel
Sheet Music arranged by Stephanie Bennett
(Pedal Harp Solo)
is the sheet music to a selection on the CD "A
Beautiful Classic Wedding" by Lace & Roses Music featuring
harpist Stephanie Bennett.
Water Music was composed by George Frideric Handel in 1717 in response
to a request from King George I of England for a concert on the River
George boarded the royal barge at Whitehall Palace, (accompanied by
dukes and duchesses, earls and countesses) and floated leisurely up
the river, followed by another barge carrying the orchestra of 50
musicians, who performed as they floated down the river. The king was
so pleased by Handel’s music that he commanded it to be repeated at
least 3 times, both on the way to Chelsea and on the return to
celebratory mood of the ALLA HORNPIPE movement makes it a wonderful wedding
recessional! It is also appropriate for any other joyous
arrangement for pedal harp solo by Stephanie Bennett (“One of our
country’s top harpists” - the Hollywood Reporter) is meticulously
notated with fingerings, pedal changes and muffles where needed.
All markings are explained in the Performance Notes.
its traditional AABA form, it is 4 minutes long. It
is easy to make it shorter by playing fewer sections, or longer by
repeating sections as needed.
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