1. The RAEME Slow March is adapted from a contemporary early eighteenth century composition, by the renowned German composer George Friderig HANDEL, title ‘Harmonious Blacksmith’. The work was originally written for a two handed Harpsichord, about 1720.
2. Musically the composition embodies the tempo and atmosphere of the busy workplace. The composition suggests a sense of priority and purpose, regulated by the disciplined rhythm of the individual segments in harmony, each contriving to carry forward the performers and audience to a satisfying finale. This instrumental work is a delightful surety of writing and felicity of expression.
3. The principal theme of the RAEME Corps Slow March is presented musically as: