Oboe Concerto in B-flat major, HWV 302a (Handel, George Frideric)



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Editor Frederick Hudson (1913-1999)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie IV: Instrumentalmusik,
Band 12: Acht Concerti

Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1970. Plate BA 4030.
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General Information

Work Title Oboe Concerto in B-flat major
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 302a
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1717-18
First Publication. 1740 in Select Harmony
Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Solo: oboe
Orchestra: strings, continuo

Misc. Comments

  • The 1st and 2nd movements were taken from the instrumental introduction to Chandos Anthem No.8, HWV 253. The last two movements are identical to the overture to the Chandos Anthem No.5, HWV 250c. Published in the collection "Select Harmony" by John Walsh, possibly without Handel's approval.