Handel Hornpipe from Water Music
Hornpipe from the Water Music by George Frideric Hndel, recorded with a live string quartet.Arranged and recorded by the Allegro String Ensemble exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. Live performance. No computers, no samples.
|Track ID number:||18029|
|Moods/Emotions:||Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Regal / Majestic / Honorable -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive|
|Suggested Production Types:||Documentary / Culture / Art -- Historical: Older History / Ancient|
|Prominent Instruments:||String Section|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||100|
|Artist:||Allegro String Ensemble -- Händel, George Frideric|
|Composer:||Händel, Georg Friedrich|
|Publisher:||Lynne Publishing (Track not PRO registered)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|CD-collection containing this track:|| Music collection: Classical Favorites, Vol. 4 |
Allegro String Ensemble is a chamber string orchestra from California, sometimes appearing as a string quartet and sometimes as a string quintet, recording favorite classical masterpieces exclusively for Lynne Publishing. All performances are 100% live, without the use of computers or electronics, and all recordings are live-in-studio single-take direct recordings.
George Frideric Handel
February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759
German organist, violinist, and composer George Frideric Handel contributed an immense amount of work to classical music. He composed operas, oratorios, organ concerti, instrumental pieces, and church music.
His first studies in music began in Halle. He continued pursuing composition in Hamburg, Italy, and later London, where he settled. Nobility of various stature supported him, including Queen Anne of England.
Handel founded a number of companies to showcase his operatic works. His success was uneven, and Handel eventually abandoned Italian opera completely. Thereafter he shifted to choral works, and found fame with Music for the Royal Fireworks, and The Messiah the following year.
After Handel died in 1759, his operas faded from popularity. His work remained vital, however, and was studied by luminaries such as Mozart and Beethoven. In particular, he is admired for conveying power and emotion though simple methods.
Royal Fireworks Music / Water Music
Concertos for Organ and Orchestra