June 13, 2013
Moritzburg Castle, Halle
CANCELLED DUE TO THE FLOOD IN THE AREA
As with the Water Music, political circumstances gave rise to Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks: following the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of the Austrian Succession in October 1748, Britain’s King George II planned major celebrations with fireworks and music and commissioned Handel to write a piece of “fireworks music” for the occasion – hence the original title of the piece, Music for the Royal Fireworks. In a spectacular arrangement for six natural trumpets, four horns, six oboes, three bassoons and percussion, you will be able to hear these suites accompanied by a small fireworks display in the inner courtyard of Moritzburg Castle, Halle. Baroque Brass of London, a specialist wind ensemble performing on period instruments, has appeared at major music festivals in England, Belgium, Spain, Asia and elsewhere with its own programmes.