Hive Open Mic, week 116, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel


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    Published on Jul 02, 2022
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    Trumpet sound! Oh, that was a difficult one, for singers and those instrumentalists that don't play the trumpet or any other wind instrument. At least, it sounds like a hard task to choose a song or composition that would fit the topic. However, during the week I have seen a lot of those entries that perfectly matched the theme, that our spotlight artist a few weeks ago has chosen, @ovey10.

    He made an excellent entry, showing pictures of him playing his instrument and playing a tune in pure nature. Surrounded by greenery and tranquillity, everyone would like to play the trumpet there. I would like to be able to play my piano there, but, you know I have a little problem... even if I would transport my digital piano to nature, there is no electricity so I could not use it. Moving an acoustic piano to the forest would be already a major challenge! So, I had to stay with his entry, enjoy that tune played by him and think about my choice of the musical piece to present for this week 116.

    The first composer that crossed my mind was George Frideric Handel, a Baroque composer whose orchestral works contain a lot of trumpet sound and other wind instruments. His work Water Music shows good examples of that, as in Baroque trumpet was a widely used musical instrument. It happened that a few weeks ago I played at one wedding and the bride has chosen a composition for the beginning of the ceremony to accompany her entrance. She has chosen the composition The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from oratory Solomon.

    I loved that piece and it sounded really great in the church (played it on the organ). I think it would be a good match to this week's topic (well, I think, I said it was difficult to choose :D ). As it was a wedding ceremony, the benches of the church were decorated with flowers. Those that you see in the photo below.


    In this post for my entry, I played the same composition Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel at home... it is maybe not the same majestic as when I played it on organ, with the acoustic and all the excitement seeing the bride and groom. They probably heard fanfare sounds (in their hearts and minds) as a day like a wedding is a special one for everyone.


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