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May 29th, 2016, 7:00PM

San Antonio Symphony: Handelís Music for the Royal Fireworks

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San Antonio Symphony: Handelís Music for the Royal Fireworks

May 29th, 2016, 7:00PM

San Antonio Symphony: Handelís Music for the Royal Fireworks

Baroque music at its most festive, Handelís masterpiece was composed for King George II to accompany his fireworks to celebrate the end of a war and signing of a peace treaty.

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William Byrd

William Byrd

1537-1623 Known as the ďFather of British MusicĒ, William Byrd in 1563 was appointed organist and choirmaster of Lincoln Cathedral, later moving to London to become co-organist with Thomas Tallis at the Chapel Royal.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

Last updated May 26th, 2016