For our final episode in our composer series about George Frideric Handel, we’re going to learn the story behind another of his most famous compositions — Water Music, a collection of orchestral works performed for the king. If you enjoyed the music from this episode, be sure to check out the corresponding listening calendar as well as previous episodes from our Handel series.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Busy Preschoolers Do Music Course

Episode 63: The Life and Works of George Frideric Handel

Episode 64: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Handel: Water Music, Overture

Handel Water Music: Hornpipe; FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings, director

Handel – Water Music – Air

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 65

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

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