Georg Friedrich Handel
Water Music for Three Guitars
is a transcription for three guitars of Georg Friedrich Handel’s Water Music,
# 2 in D major, originally written for winds, horns and strings.
Water Music is one of Handel’s most
celebrated compositions. It premiered on
July 17, 1717 and was composed at the request of King George I. The concert is said to have been performed
by fifty musicians playing on a barge on the River Themes. The King and his party listened from the
royal barge and the entire group traveled on the Themes from London to Chelsea
or Lambeth. Some accounts record that
the King so enjoyed the music he asked that the entire concert be repeated
edition is designed for concert performance as well as for classroom
instruction. The score is presented
with amply notated guitar fingerings for each of the three parts. Also included are separate parts for each of
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