The Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music (HWV 349), performed by the FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings, director. CD now available! https://goo.gl/24jFWq
4K video from the Gala Concert at the Göttingen International Handel Festival.
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Handel’s Water Music has traditionally been divided into three suites; however, recent research has shown that it is most likely one continuous work: this video is taken directly from the performance of the new edition and presented here for the first time in 4K, ultra high definition video.
No autograph timpani parts survive for the Water Music, but advertisements for performances in Drury Lane and Lincoln’s Inn Fields feature them prominently: “After the play, Mr Handel’s Water-Musick, in which Mr Benj Baker will beat the kettle-drums, accompanied by trumpets and French horns.” For this recording, Maarten van der Valk performs his reconstruction of the timpani parts.