Music for the Royal Fireworks – La Paix (violin viola duo)
Title: La Paix (The Peace), from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Composer: G. F. Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Handel’s celebrated Music for the Royal Fireworks was written to celebrate the end of the Austrian War of Succession, in which England was marginally involved. La Paix, with it’s lilting 12/8 meter, represents the state of peace being commemorated.