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BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

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Conducted by Boyd Neel
Regarding Handel's Water Music : King George I expressed a wish for a concert to be arranged on the Thames, for which Handel was to supply the music. This was done and the concert was a great success. The river was crowded with barges, and afterwards there was a grand supper at Lord Ranelagh's house at Chelsea, wheft the King commanded it to be repeated once before and once after supper. Each performance took an hour, so that the King did not get back to St. James till half-past four the next morning.
The suite to be heard this afternoon is an arrangement by the late Sir Hamilton Harty of some of the numbers from the complete Water Music.

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Conducted By: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty

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