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Why did Handel write music for the Royal Fireworks?

Music for the Royal Fireworks is a group of five pieces for orchestra composed by George Frideric Handel in 1749. He was asked by King George II to write the music because the king wanted some music and fireworks to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.

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Similarly one may ask, when did Handel write music for the Royal Fireworks?


One may also ask, what genre is the music for royal fireworks? The music itself, taking the form of a Baroque dance suite in six movements, had been well received. Handel cannily re-scored it for a later indoor performance, incorporating strings into the orchestra (the King had insisted that he write the suite for percussion, brass and winds only).

Herein, is Music for the Royal Fireworks a symphony?

Music for the Royal Fireworks, orchestral suite in five movements by George Frideric Handel that premiered in London on April 27, 1749. The work was composed for performance at an outdoor festival celebrating the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48).

What does La Rejouissance mean?

The power of the music communicated the meaning of the words. La Rejouissance (The Rejoicing) La Rejouissance is the 4th movement of the 5-movement work Music for the Royal Fireworks. It was commissioned in 1749 for the fireworks in Green Park in London which celebrated the ending of the war of Austrian succession.

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