Handel's authorship of this Sonata is uncertain, and RISM lists it as "Anonymous"
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|Work Title||Quadro Sonata in B-flat major|
|Alternative. Title||Sonata a Quatuor Stromenti Obl.|
|Composer||Handel, George Frideric|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||violin 1 (or flute or oboe), violin 2, viola, continuo|
A note by Zelter is on the title page. It reads "Von schlechter Hand aus einem Trio ein Quadro gemacht und wenig zu gebrauchen." ("By a bad hand, from a Trio a Quadro was made and is of little use"). I couldn't identify the "Trio" the arrangement was based on. Perhaps it is not a Trio by Handel, but another composer. TW.