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George Frederick Handel
"Hornpipe" from Water Music


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Handel: Water Music

Music by Royalty and Nobility

Handel wrote his Water Music for the King of England. Lots of aristocrats hired composers to write music for them. But some kings and nobles wrote music themselves, including King Henry VIII; Alfonso X; Frederick the Great and others.

Track list:
Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn
Ivan the Terrible: Kuimi pokhvalienui mi
Alfonso X: Muito Domostrata
Oswald von Wolkenstein: Wes mich mein bül
Frederick the Great: Concerto in G
Archduke Rudolph: Variations in F
Hildegaard von Bingen: O Virga ac Diadema
Wassenaer: Concerto

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Handel's Water Music was written for

the King of England

a duke in Germany

a French count

a Spanish nobleman

2.What instrument did Frederick the Great of Prussia play?





3. Hildegard von Bingen wrote music but was also a





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