Happy birthday, George

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) composed his Music for the Royal Fireworks in 1749 for King George II, to celebrate the signing of the treaty that ended the War of the Austrian Succession. Here is the fourth movement from the suite.

4 Responses to Happy birthday, George

  1. Here’s a complaint (bet you don’t get those often): I’m just all cozy on my couch, sort of easing into the day with my coffee, and then I listen to your posting of George’s Fourth and my blood starts moving and I find I want to DO SOMETHING. I’m fighting it off, but if I start flinging a dustmop around the house and beating rugs on the line, you know who is to blame 😉

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