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Water Music: ”Suite #2 In D, HWV 349 - Alla Hornpipe” by George Frideric Handel  performed by John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists 
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George Louis, Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from Hanover, hired 25-year-old George Frideric Handel as his Kappelmeister in 1710. Two years later Handel visited London, the city in which his operas were most popular. In spite of his obligations in Hanover, the composer remained in England. In 1714 George Louis succeeded Queen Anne as King of England. It is unclear whether the few years of separation strained the relationship between the two.
Either way the two got on fine after a concert for the King in the heart of the summer of 1717. On July 17, Handel led a large orchestra (on one boat) performing his music for the King (on a second boat) on a cruise up and down the Thames. It is likely but not certain that the three suites we now call Handel’s Water Music were at least part of the music played that day.
The second movement of the second suite, the “alla hornpipe,” has come down to modern listeners as arguably the defining sound of Baroque pomp - more so even than the opening Toccata from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo or the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. I guarantee that even my followers who know very little about Baroque music will recognize all three pieces. The nice thing about the “Alla hornpipe” posted above is that John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists use original instrumentation and play on period instruments. This is something like how King George would have heard the piece 293 years ago while floating down the Thames.
eople from an island located in southeast asia (not east asia) called philippines.
living here for more than 5 years.. i find that most filipinos are
1. lazy (if you wanna get something done in this country you gotta wait at least 2 weeks.. when you can get it done in 3 days in the states.. -filipinos, come on it’s true.. if you’ve never gone out of your country well too bad)
2. filipinos think all the foreigners are rich
3. their language sounds annoying.. (tagal tagal mahal ko kang yang kayo nang)
4. filipino women are desperate to marry foreigners.. because the filipino men are too poor they wanna get out of poverty through marrying a rich foreigner (usually age of 60+ you can see a lot of filipino young woman& white old grandpa couples in the philippines)
5. filipinos think that the philippines is better than indonesia or malaysia or other neighboring countries of southeast asia when they’re all equally poor
6. they are like little kids. they just wanna hve fun that’s why their country’s so poor
7. They think UP, which is apparently… the best university in the philippines .. is one of the top universities of the world. when in fact, its rank is so low that its name is no where to be found on the booklet of top 500 universities in the world (a supplement to Time in 2002)
8. THEY ARE SHORT. 5’ is tall in this country.
9. they are noisy. their babbling mouths never shut up.
10. filipinos are desperate american wanna bes and they’re such copy cats they must copy everything from the states like their tv shows and they wanna have their children born in the states so that they can be american citizens
11. their taglish or watever it’s called, which is mixture of their language called tagalog and english, is ANNOYING don’t fuck our language up why do you must copy everything from us just speak your damn language don’t mix it with ours and make it sound hella fucking irritating and annoying
12. their diet is meat and rice
KFC here sucks they sell fried chickens with rice what the hell
Pinoytumblr, why post this? We all know the person who defined this is nothing but a shallow idiot who doesn’t know how to appreciate a culture different from his/hers. Why give his/her post the time of day when it’s the sort of thing we shouldn’t even be indulging? And here I thought Pinoytumblr is where I’ll find things I can be proud of. hmmm…
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“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.”—Lao Tzu (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
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