Handel - Water Music
From Classic FM's digital Full Works Range
Handel's Water Music Suite is a household favourite, easy on the ear and jauntily life affirming. Exactly the sort of music you would like to waft you down the River Thames if you were a king with the weight of government on your shoulders. There are three suites in all: the first in F, the second in D and the third in G. It’s Suite No.1 that is the most popular. In eleven sections, it begins with a beautiful ‘French-style’ Ouverture and ends up with the Alla Hornpipe.
Performed by the English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner, this digital album also includes the spectacular piece 'Music for the Royal Fireworks'.