Handel's Water Music

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Tonality?
D major- sometimes to A major/ B minor but limited by horns
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Tempo of allegro
Stately
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Tempo of hornpipe
Bouncy
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Tempo of menuet
Slow
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Tempo of lentement
slow and noble
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Tempo of bouree
lively
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Dynamics?
None written (conventional) but often loud because outside on water
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Rythm
Bouncy dotted rhythms, dancelike, lively
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Texture
Antiphonal almost constantly, homophonic with some polyphony
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Musical feautures
Antiphonal exchanges, combinations of unusual instruments, woodwind doubling strings
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Melody and structure
Simply melody to cater for the limitations of the brass
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Instrumentation: Woodwind
2 oboes, 1 bassoon
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Instrumentation: Brass
2 trumpets in D, 2 horns in D
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Instrumentation: Strings
Violins 1 and 2, viola, cello, double bass
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Card 2

Front

Tempo of allegro

Back

Stately

Card 3

Front

Tempo of hornpipe

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Tempo of menuet

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Tempo of lentement

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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