There is evidence for the different arrangement found in Chrysander's Gesellschaft edition of Handel's works (in volume 47, published in 1886), where the movements from the "suites" in D and G were mingled and published as one work with HWV 348. This sequence derives from Samuel Arnold's first edition of the complete score in 1788 and the manuscript copies dating from Handel's lifetime. Chrysander's edition also contains an earlier version of the first two movements of HWV 349 in the key of F major composed in 1715 (originally scored for two natural horns, two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo), where in addition to the horn fanfares and orchestral responses, the original version contained an elaborate concerto-like first violin part.
|Date of composition||1717|
|Premiered||1717, July 17th (River Thames) in London, UK|
|Dedicated to||Performed for King George I on The Thames from a barge containing about 50 musicians.|
Georg Friedrich Haendel: Water Music n°2 en ré majeur, HWV 349
Georg Friedrich Händel: Water Music n. 2 in re maggiore, HWV 349
Georg Friedrich Händel: Water Music Nr. 2 D-dur, HWV 349