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THE BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

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Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward The Royal Fireworks, for which
Handel wrote the special music, were to celebrate the peace of Aixla-Chapelle. The show was executed on a very large and expensive scale, and it took place in the Green Park, London, near the end facing towards St. James's, where a great wooden structure was erected with symbolic figures, one group representing the king in the act of handing peace to Britannia herself. The occasion aroused enormous public interest, but, unfortunately, the fireworks were rather a fiasco, and before the end of the evening the wooden building itself was burned down. The only really successful part of the entertainment was Handel's music, which was played by a big, imposing orchestra, on a gallery of the fireworks building, and the music was punctuated by the firing of cannons

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