Music for the Royal Fireworks, La Réjouissance (string quartet)
Title: La Réjouissance, from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Composer: G. F.Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: La Réjouissance is the quintessential wedding recessional for baroque music fans. Both violin parts in this setting can be played on flute or oboe, and the setting is also suitable for trumpet. Music for the Royal Fireworks was composed for King George II of England to commemorate the end of the War of Austrian Succession, in which Britain was marginally involved.
Other highlights from Music for the Royal Fireworks, arranged for string quartet, are also available: