Suite from Water Music
Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Arranged by Sondra Tucker for 3 Flutes
Published by Quicksilver Publications
Includes score and parts
Originally premiered in 1717 for a concert on the River Thames for King George I, it was scored for a larger ensemble of musicians to play on a barge. This arrangment offers four of the eleven movements from the first suite, and they are the Overture, Air, Bouree and Hornpipe. In some of the movements, flute 1 does carry the melody line, while flutes 2 and 3 offer additional harmonies.