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On July 17, 1717 George Frideric Handel premiered his composition Water Music after King George I requested a concert to be performed on the River Thames. Close to 300 years later this major musical milestone will be emulated on London’s famous waterway.
The New Water Music draws on Handel’s original titles with eleven leading contemporary British composers contributing a newly written five-minute movement each. The work will be performed for the first time on a barge, which will be part of a 1000 boat flotilla celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will take place on Sunday June 3rd in the presence of The Queen and, will be televised worldwide with an estimated one billion audience.
The composers include Anne Dudley (Oscar winner for The Full Monty), Stephen Warbeck (Oscar winner for Shakespeare In Love), Christopher Gunning (Poirot), Debbie Wiseman (Wilde), and Julian Nott (Wallace & Gromit).
- Anne Dudley with Ensemble H2O - Fast – Slow – Fast
- Debbie Wiseman with Ensemble H2O - Gigue
- John Lunn with Ensemble H2O conducted by Gavin Greenaway - Bourree
- Howard Goodall with Ensemble H2O - Rigaudon
- Stephen Warbeck with Ensemble H2O conducted by Gavin Greenaway - Air On The River
- Gavin Greenaway with Ensemble H2O - Passepied
- Julian Nott with Ensemble H2O - Overture & Allegro
- Christopher Gunning with Ensemble H2O - Jubilee Gavotte-rock
- Graham Fitkin with Ensemble H2O - Slowish
- Adrian Johnston with Ensemble H2O conducted by Gavin Greenaway - Alla Hornpipe
- Jocelyn Pook with Ensemble H2O conducted by Gavin Greenaway - London Bells
I love Water Music. I'll have to check this out!
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