Overture Royal Fireworks for 11 Piece Brass: Music for the Royal Fireworks or Fireworks Music was composed in 1749 for the festivities in honour of the Treaty of Aix La Chapelle. It is the counterpart of another work intended to be played in the open air, The Water Music, the equally famous composed in 1717.
The rehearsal was followed by a large crowd (nearly 12,000 people) causing major traffic jams. The official display of April 27 in Green Park was put on by one of the brothers Ruggerie, Gaetano.
Originally designed for almost 100 instrumentalists, Handel reduced the number to eighty by removing the strings at the behest of King George II. The winds and the percussion are reinforced in order to attenuate the noise of the fireworks.https://youtu.be/6jb17H3IBEA