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Water Music

A set of pieces for orchestra by George Frederick Handel. Parts of it appear to have been written for a festival that took place on boats on the Thames River in England.

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Historical Examples of water music

  • As the king floated down the river he heard the new and delightful “Water-Music.”

    Great Musical Composers

    George T. Ferris

  • As the king floated down the river he heard the new and delightful "Water-Music."