For 4 Recorders (Tennent)
||Concerto Grosso in G major
||Handel, George Frideric
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||HWV 319 ; Op.6 No.1
- I. A tempo giusto
- II. Allegro
- III. Adagio
- IV. Allegro
- V. Allegro
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1739 (September 29)
||1740 in 12 Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (No.1)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||2 violins, cello, strings, continuo
||Wikipedia article (part of Op.6 article)
||The first movement is a re-working of Handel's first draft for his overture to Imeneo, HWV 41,|
while the last movement has some near-quotations from Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.2 by Scarlatti, first published that same year in London.
According to Grove Music, Handel later added 2 oboes.