Music for the Royal Fireworks, La Paix (violin duo)
Title: La Paix (Peace), from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Composer: G. F. Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Music for the Royal Fireworks is Handel’s musical response to the end of the Austrian War of Succession. La Paix is the pastoral slow movement that is, in some ways, the heart of the suite. La Paix is very popular as wedding music. It is useful as prelude music, a musical meditation, or even as a slow processional.