George Frederic Handel's world famous "Water Music" was actually first performed on water: On the 22nd of August 1715 a boat with musicians accompanied the sovereign King George I. and his Royal household on a boat trip down the Thamses from Whitehall to Limehouse. During the return trip they played for the very first time a Suite from the "Water Music". Two more Musical trips took place on 17th and 19th of July 1717. This Arrangement for four flutes combines the most famous movements into an individual Suite. Occasional divisi-passages are optional.
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