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Minuet from the "Fireworks Music" - G. F. Handel



 Genre: Baroque

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I haven't done any Handel in a long time; come to think of it, I haven't done any Baroque music in a while, either. So, here's a rather scaled-down version of the final movement from Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks." By 'scaled-down', I mean I basically omitted the brass, and used recorders in place of oboes. The tone is somewhat softer, but the use of sampled kettledrums and contra-bassoon give it back some of the "Martial Musick" feel that King George II loved so much.
That's pretty much it...

::Instruments Used::
Soprano recorder
Alto recorder
Tenor recorder
Sampled theorbo
Sampled kettledrums
Sampled contra-bassoon

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Uploaded: Jul 07, 2012 - 06:39:00 PM
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lyzak said 2544 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
I'm enjoying your treatment of this piece, and the senses your recorders and strings stir. Thanks for dl!
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Philip18 said 2544 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Charming. Deftly played. Full of joy. Has both lightness and power in the different sections. Much enjoyed!
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2544 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
Good stuff
Real professional sounding mix and recording. Superb performance on all instruments,perfect intonation.Much enjoyed.
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Feter said 2543 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
I m speechless , This arrangement is magnificent !
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H3nry said 2538 days ago (July 13th, 2012)
Sparklers instead of rockets
This reduced version comes together really well. Recorders carry the tune with grace, and if it has the feel of a royal ball rather than an outdoor spectacular, you Handel the dance beautifully..
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