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Handel: Water Music

The Story of Handel's Water Music Show

As soon as Handel got his first job of court composer to a German prince, he headed for England. Through a bizarre twist of royal succession, that prince ended up becoming king of England. Instead of staying angry at Handel for leaving Germany, King George I asked him to compose music for a huge party he held on barges on the River Thames.

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Handel: Water Music

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Handel's Water Music was composed for

a party on the River Thames

a swimming party

gondoliers in Venice

the opening of a bridge in London


2.How many Water Music suites did Handel write?

2

5

3

1


3. The musicians who played the original Water Music were

on a stage

in a boat

in a ballroom

in a garden


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