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George Frederick Handel:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Water Music

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Music by Royalty and Nobility
About George Frederick Handel
Other Composers' Water Music

Learn more about George Frederick Handel

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This Week's Quiz

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

How many Water Music suites did Handel write?

 2

 5

 3

 1

The musicians who played the original Water Music were

 on a stage

 in a boat

 in a ballroom

 in a garden

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

George Frederick Handel:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Water Music

More shows about George Frederick Handel

Music by Royalty and Nobility
About George Frederick Handel
Other Composers' Water Music

Learn more about George Frederick Handel

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

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

How many Water Music suites did Handel write?

 2

 5

 3

 1

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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