The only ones who paid any attention to water music were the Rejects, and they didn't count.
This is the story of the origin of the famous "water music."
The water music has a grand Serenade in the form of a suite comprising more than twenty movements.
This “water music,” as it was called, procured for him the King's pardon.
The first Concerto dates from about 1715, and furnished two movements for the water music.
Handel won his friendship again by writing the water music for a royal boat procession on the river Thames.
Thereupon Handel wrote the twenty-five little concerted pieces known under the title of "water music."