Handel : La Rejouissance, from Music for the Royal Firework (Arranged for Trombone Quartet)

Product Code : Handel_01
The Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351) is a wind band suite composed 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 (Aachen) in 1748.
During the preparations Handel and Duke John Montagu, responsible for the Royal Fireworks, had an argument about adding violins. The Duke made clear to Handel that the King George II had a preference for only wind instruments and drums. Handel left out the string instruments, and against his will the full rehearsal of the music was at Vauxhall Gardens instead of Green Park.
On 21 April 1749 over twelve thousand people, each two Shillings and six pence (Approx £75 in today’s money) rushed for it, causing a three-hour traffic jam of carriages on the London Bridge, the only route to the area south of the river. However, on the actual day, the firework display was not as successful as the music itself since the weather was rainy and in the middle of the show one of the pavilion’s that was erected for the event caught fire.
No. of Players : 4 Difficulty : Intermediate Arranged by : Mark Leigh
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In most cases, this is the arrangment being played back using the Sibelius video export facility, but in some cases this is an actual performance by groups commissioned by Undiscovered Brass to actually perform the arrangment.
La Rejouissance, from Music for the Royal Firework (Arranged for Trombone Quartet)
Price : £15