Air (from the Water Music) – Handel

A lilting, calm piece with several sections, so can be made long or short. Handel’s Water Music is a goldmine for wedding music.
Notes
The famous “Water Party” was held on July 17, 1717. For this Handel wrote his “Water Music”. It is said that the king adored the music so much that he ordered it performed three different times during the party (rumored to be twice before dinner and once after) though each performance was about an hour long.

The Hornpipe from the Water Music is also often requested at weddings.

Duration
to follow

Forces required
Organ

Source
Organ arrangement by Christopher Morris - in the book The Oxford Book of Wedding Music, published by Oxford University Press, 1991

Title
Air from the Water Music by George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1757)
Statue of Handel