Imagine that you’re able to attend what is to be the most expensive, spectacular fireworks display ever, set to the music of the most popular musician ever. What a grand event that would be!

In 1749, such an event occurred — and the popular musician to arrange the music? None other than George Frideric Handel. Let’s learn about his famous collection of music for this important event in today’s episode.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Busy Preschoolers Do Music Course

Episode 63: The Life and Works of George Frideric Handel

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Overture from “Royal Fireworks Music”, HWV 351 by Georg Friedrich Händel

Handel: Music of the Royal Fireworks [Bourrée] Suite

Händel: Music for the Royal Fireworks ‘La Réjouissance’ / Rinaldo Alessandrini · OCM · Palau Música

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 64

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with the music discussed in today’s episode along with some other arrangements of pieces from Music for the Royal Fireworks. Check it out here.

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