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HANDEL, George Frideric (1685-1759)
ROYAL FIREWORKS MUSIC
Concert Classics Series GMCL078

Catalogue Number: GMCL078

Difficulty level: D What's this?

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Music for the Royal Fireworks  Pack image
Orchestration
(* = optional)
2 Flutes*, 3 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb*, 2 Bassoons (& contra bassoon*)
3 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in D or Bb, 2 Trombones*, Timpani, Side drum
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello / Bass)

The scoring for this "open-air" work was 3 trumpet parts (with 3 players on each part), timpani (3 players), 3 horns (3 per part), 3 oboes (12 players on Oboe 1, 8 on 2, 4 on 3), 2 bassoons (8 players on 1, 4 on 2 plus a contra) and strings. No dynamic markings were given (would they have made any difference anyway?!). You can use this edition for an "authentic" performance or you can include the optional instruments to enable everyone in the modern orchestra to join in. All of the movements have repeats or "da capo's" marked or instructions such as "played twice". If you are providing background music for a firework display this may be good; if you are playing this in the concert hall, judicious deletion of some repeats may go down well with your audience!
Duration: 20 minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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