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Firework Music for Bonfire Night

On the day before Bonfire Night, Hannah French explores music for fireworks, with music by Corelli, Bach, Rameau and Gluck, and Handel's celebrated Music for the Royal Fireworks.

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28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Trumpet Concerto in D Major, FaWV L:13 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Ludwig Güttler. Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae Dresden.
    • Famous Trumpet Concertos.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 21.
  • John Amner

    I will sing unto the Lord

    Performer: David Price. Singer: Peter North. Ensemble: Ely Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Paul Trepte.
    • Hyperion.
  • William Hunnis

    In terror's trapp'd

    Singer: James Bowman. Ensemble: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Hyperion.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • HANDEL: WATER MUSIC.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 20.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso In D Major, Op 6 No 7 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Harmonie Universelle. Director: Florian Deuter. Director: Mónica Waisman.
    • Corellimania.
    • Accent.
    • 18.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel: Water Music, Royal Fireworks / Roger Norrington.
    • Erato.
    • 21.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No 4 In D Major, BWV 1069 (5th mvt)

    Ensemble: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Bach: Orchestral Suites.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: L' Arte Dell' Arco. Director: Federico Guglielmo.
    • Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks.
    • CPO.
    • 26.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Overture (Acante et Céphise)

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
    • Rameau: Overtures performed by Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Rousset.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 17.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Ah! Dans ce bois (Orphée et Eurydice)

    Singer: Richard Croft. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice.
    • Archiv.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Handel: The Musick for the Royal Fireworks.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 25.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (5th mvt)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Handel: The Musick for the Royal Fireworks.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 28.

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