Wedding Music

La Rejouissance

from The Fireworks Music by

The title says it all "The Rejoicing" - it is a fiery fanfare.

Full Title La Rejouissance from The Fireworks Music by George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1757)

Notes Handel wrote the Fireworks music in 1749, to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-laChapelle which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. The performance took place on an elaborate Palladian platform, built for the occasion, at Green Park in London, and there were fireworks. The music was more successful than the fireworks, apparently.

La Rejouissance means Rejoicing, and follows a slow Siciliana called La Paix (Peace)

Duration Two minutes and a bit

Performers required

  • Organ alone
  • Piano alone
  • Solo instrument accompanied by Organ or Piano

Source of printed music

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