Composer
HANDEL
Title
Three Water Music Suites
Instrumentation
3 flutes
Arranger
Eileen Clews
Publisher
Broadbent & Dunn
Grade
2+
Product Code
06B170010802

Three Water Music Suites composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Arranged by Eileen Clews for 3 Flutes
Includes score and parts

Originally premiered on July 17th, 1717, for a concert on the River Thames, it was scored for a large ensemble.  This ensemble played on a barge for the enjoyment of King George I and his guests, and played all three suites three times per the King's request.  This arrangment of the music from the suites offers several of the movements.  The movements from the first Suite in F is Menuet, Air and Hornpipe.  The second Suite in D's movements are Hornpipe, Lentement, Menuet and Bouree.  The final suite in G has the movements Minuet 1, Minuet 2 and Tempo Ordinaire.  Any of the movements can be performed individually or together as part of their individual suites.

Contents: 

Suite in F
I. Menuet
II. Air
III. Hornpipe 

Suite in D
I. Hornpipe
II. Lentement
III. Menuet
IV. Bouree

Suite in G
I. Minuet 1
II. Minuet 2
III. Tempo Ordinaire