George Frederick Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, a date that can see celebrations and festivities round the globe.  These festivities name for most sensible shelf track, and you do not get a lot more most sensible shelf than this.  King George II commissioned Handel to jot down this in birthday celebration of the finish of the conflict of Austrian Succession in 1748.  I believe that it is beautiful humorous that the Duke of Montague (who arranged the fireworks) instructed Handel that the King was hoping that there can be “no fiddles” – and so Handel scored the piece best for brass.  Handel later re-scored the piece for complete orchestra.

The practice session in Vauxhall Gardens brought about a three hour visitors jam as carriages attempted to go London Bridge to get to the match.

May your New Year be joyous.