Water Music, HWV 348-350 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Canzona1 (2018/6/15)

11 more: 2. Adagio e Staccato • 3. Allegro • 4. Andante • 5. Presto • 6. Air. Presto • 7. Minuet for the Horns • 8. Bourrée • 9. Hornpipe • 10. (Andante) • 11. (Allegro) • 12. Alla Hornpipe

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Performers Piano and orchestra
Publisher Info. Dieren: Canzona Music
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Rdtennent (2015/2/12)

4 more: Rigaudon (Nos.17-18) • Menuets (Nos.19-20) • Gigues (Nos. 21-22) • Sarabande, Bourrée and Minuet (Nos.16, 15, 13)

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Michrond (2012/5/21)

5 more: 4. Andante espressivo • 6. Air • 12. Alla Hornpipe • 13. Menuet • 14. Lentement

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Michrond (2012/5/21)

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For 2 Harpsichords (Gouin)

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Keanur (2013/2/20)

10 more: 2. Adagio e staccato • 3-4. Allegro, Andante espressivo, Allegro (da capo) • 5. Presto • 6. Air. Presto • 7. Minuet • 8. Bourée • 9. Hornpipe • 10. Allegro moderato • 11. Allegro • 12. Alla Hornpipe

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Performers MIDI file by Pierre Gouin
Publisher Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2013
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Misc. Notes Actually, a pianoforte patch and a harpsichord patch were used to distinguish the 2 keyboards more easily.
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Sheet Music

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Ivdruiz (2008/7/16)

Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 47
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1886. Plate H.W. 47.
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Alexender (2013/11/29)

Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Max Seiffert (1868-1948), realization
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1922. Plate 24433 / H.W. 47 18*.
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Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich (1903-1968)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie IV, Band 13 (pp.1-58, 95-123)
Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1962. Plate BA 4018.
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Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich (1903-1968)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie IV, Band 13 (pp.1-58, 95-123)
Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1962. Plate BA 4018.
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Misc. Notes Table of contents is added, and is not in the original Bärenreiter score.
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9 more: Oboe 1, 2 • Bassoon • Horn 1, 2 (F, C) • Trumpet 1, 2 (C) • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Basses • Harpsichord (Continuo)

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Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich (1903-1968)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie IV, Bd.13
Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1962. Plate BA 4018.
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Reprinted Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1990).
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Alexender (2013/11/28)

Editor Max Seiffert (1868-1948), realization
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1922. Plate 24433 / H.W. 47 18*.
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Irishmaestro (2013/4/30)

Publisher. Info. The Celebrated Water Musick in Seven Parts
London: John Walsh, n.d.(ca.1733).
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Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RISM B/I: H 1318
9 movements from Suites I, II
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For Piano and Orchestra (Schoonenbeek)

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Canzona1 (2018/6/15)

11 more: 2. Adagio e Staccato • 3. Allegro • 4. Andante • 5. Presto • 6. Air. Presto • 7. Minuet for the Horns • 8. Bourrée • 9. Hornpipe • 10. (Andante) • 11. (Allegro) • 12. Alla Hornpipe

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Arranger Kees Schoonenbeek
Publisher. Info. Canzona Music Dieren - The Netherlands
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Misc. Notes For explanation see 1st part
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Carolus (2008/11/7)

Arranger Clark McAlister (b. 1946) as Douglas Stroud
Engraver Ephraim Hammett Jones
Publisher. Info. Boca Raton: Masters Music, 2007. Plate M8016.
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Misc. Notes Nos.7, 8, 6, 17. Enhanced PDF with embedded sound.
Note: Two middle movements reversed in recording!
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For 4 Recorders (Tennent)

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Arranger R.D. Tennent
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Mondrup Recorder Collection.
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For Oboe, English Horn, Bass Oboe and Bassoon (Notenschreiber)

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Notenschreiber (2012/9/10)

4 more: Oboe • English Horn • Bass Oboe • Bassoon

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Arranger Notenschreiber
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Misc. Notes Nos.11, 4, 6, 8, 17-19
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Notenschreiber (2012/8/29)

5 more: Trumpet 1 • Trumpet 2 • Trombone • Bass Trombone • Engraving Files (Finale)

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Arranger Michel Rondeau
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Misc. Notes Nos.1, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14
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For 2 Harpsichords (Gouin)

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11 more: 1. Ouverture • 2. Adagio e Staccato • 3-4. Allegro, Andante • 5. Menuet • 6. Air • 7. Minuet for the Horns • 8. Bourrée • 9. Hornpipe • 10. (Andante) • 11. (Allegro) • 12. Alla Hornpipe

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Arranger Pierre Gouin - Contact
Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2015
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Suite I: Nos.1-9 (complete); Suite II: Nos. 10-11, transposed in F major, according to the variants.
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For Piano 4 hands (Burchard)

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Arranger Carl Burchard (1818-1896)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate 565.
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BruceCross (2018/7/21)

Arranger Carl McKinley (1895-1966)
Publisher. Info. Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Brother, 1926. Plate J.F. & B. 5753.
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Misc. Notes Nos.5, 6, 9, 19, 21, 12
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For Harpsichord (Handel?)

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Publisher. Info. London: John Walsh, n.d.[1743].
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Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RISM A/I H 1323
Contains a number of manuscript annotations - indicating, among other things, the omission of the bassoon melody on p.19. This volume was issued with "2 favorite minuets with variations by Mr. Geminiani" (at end).
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For Piano (Pittman)

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Arranger Josiah Pittman (1816-1886)
Publisher. Info. London: Augener, n.d. Plate 5172.
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Free Recordings

Paris: Erato, 1960. (archive.org - on-demand stream only)
Later recording, ca.1970. (archive.org - on-demand stream only)

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General Information

Work Title Water Music
Alternative. Title Wassermusik ; The Celebrated Water-Musick
Name Translations Vízizene; موسيقى الماء; Música aquàtica; Wassermusik; Akva muziko; Música acuática; Musica sull'acqua; 水上の音楽; 수상 음악; Музика на вода; Muzyka na wodzie; Música Aquática; Музыка на воде; 水上音樂; D Wassermuusig vom Händel; Судағы музыка; Vesimusiikki
Name Aliases Musica acuatica; الموسيقى المائية; HWV 348—350; Musiikkia vesillä
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 177403206; LCCN: n80008124; GND: 300066341
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 348-350
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 556
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 22 movements (3 suites):
1. Overture. Largo—Allegro (76 bars, F major)
2. Adagio e staccato (34 bars, D minor)
3. Allegro (105 bars, F major)
4. Andante espressivo (30 bars, D minor)
Allegro (105 bars, F major) Da capo of No.3
5. Presto (81/127 bars, F major) 3 fois
6. Air. Presto (36/108 bars, F major) 3 fois
7. Minuet (72/216 bars, F major) 3 fois
8. Bourée. Presto (22/66 bars, F major) 3 times
9. Hornpipe (16/48 bars, F major) 3 times
10. Allegro moderato (67 bars, F major)
11. Allegro (50 bars, D major)
12. Alla Hornpipe (74/133 [with d.c.] bars, D major)
13. Minuet (24 bars, D major)
14. Lentement (34/53 [with d.c.] bars, D major)
15. Bourée (12/36 bars, D major) 3 times
16. [Sarabande] (44 bars, G major)
17. Rigaudon. [Presto] (37, G major)
18. [Rigaudon 2] (26 bars, G minor)
19. Minuet [1] (20 bars, G minor)
20. [Minuet 2] (32/48 [with d.c.] bars, G minor)
21. [Gigue 1] (8 bars, G minor)
22. [Gigue 2] (8 bars, G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1715-36
First Performance. 1717-07-17 in London, River Thames*
First Publication. 1733*
Average DurationAvg. Duration 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation orchestra
InstrDetail piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, bassoon
2 horns, 2 trumpets, strings, continuo
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information *Suites I and II likely performed during the famous 1717 river journey of George I, with Suite I possibly performed for a similar trip nearly 2 years before. The third suite seems to have been composed nearly 2 decades later for a river journey of the Prince of Wales. The earliest "complete" publication contains only music from the first two suites. The sequence of numbers, and their groupings into suites, is quite inconsistent from publication to publication. The designation of the three suites appears to originate with Thurston Dart in the 1950s. The first edition to publish it as such was the Eulenburg edition published in 1959, edited by Brian Priestman.

Misc. Comments

"There is evidence for the different arrangement found in Chrysander's Gesellschaft edition of Handel's works (in volume 47, published in 1886), where the movements from the "suites" in D and G were mingled and published as one work with HWV 348. This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold's first edition of the complete score in 1788 and the manuscript copies dating from Handel's lifetime. Chrysander's edition also contains an earlier version of the first two movements of HWV 349 in the key of F major composed in 1715 (originally scored for two natural horns, two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo), where in addition to the horn fanfares and orchestral responses, the original version contained an elaborate concerto-like first violin part."

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