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George Frederick Handel:

The Story of Handel's Water Music Show

As soon as Handel got his first job of court composer to a German prince, he headed for England. Through a bizarre twist of royal succession, that prince ended up becoming king of England. Instead of staying angry at Handel for leaving Germany, King George I asked him to compose music for a huge party he held on barges on the River Thames.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Water Music

Learn more about George Frederick Handel

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This Week's Quiz

Handel's Water Music was composed for

 a party on the River Thames

 a swimming party

 gondoliers in Venice

 the opening of a bridge in London

How many Water Music suites did Handel write?

 2

 5

 3

 1

The musicians who played the original Water Music were

 on a stage

 in a boat

 in a ballroom

 in a garden

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

George Frederick Handel:

The Story of Handel's Water Music Show

As soon as Handel got his first job of court composer to a German prince, he headed for England. Through a bizarre twist of royal succession, that prince ended up becoming king of England. Instead of staying angry at Handel for leaving Germany, King George I asked him to compose music for a huge party he held on barges on the River Thames.

Music heard in this episode:

Handel: Water Music

Learn more about George Frederick Handel

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Handel's Water Music was composed for

 a party on the River Thames

 a swimming party

 gondoliers in Venice

 the opening of a bridge in London

How many Water Music suites did Handel write?

 2

 5

 3

 1

The musicians who played the original Water Music were

 on a stage

 in a boat

 in a ballroom

 in a garden

 

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