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George Frideric Handel : Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351  
 

George Frideric Handel : Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351

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Artist: Handel, George Frideric (biography)
Born:1685 , Halle
Died:1759 , London
The Artist:Important composer from the Baroque period who became a British citizen in 1726. He wrote many operas and oratorios, including the popular Messiah.
Composition Date:1749
Composition Info:The Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351) is a wind band suite composed by George Frideric Handel in 1749 under contract of George II of Great Britain for the fireworks in London's Green Park on 27 April 1749. It was to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748.

This is the Overture
Score TypeArrangement for Saxophone Quartet (Soprano Saxophone in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb)
Score KeyEb major (Sounding Pitch)
Number of Pages3
Difficulty LevelIntermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players




 


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