Water music

In 1717, King George I organized a celebration at the Thames. Next to the royal barge, another one was sailing with 50 musicians, who played the suites that Händel composed for the occasion. These suites are known as Water Music. The suite in D major (HWV 349) was the most festive, with horns and trumpets very resonant so that the music could be heard over the sound of the water. In this series of photographs, the notes of that suite are reflected in five drops of water, one for each movement, as an allegory of the baroque Water Music.

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