The Handel concerti grossi Op.6 or Twelve Grand Concertos, HWV 319-330, are 12 concerti grossi by George Frideric Handel for a concertino trio of two violins and violoncello and a ripieno four-part string orchestra with harpsichord continuo.
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1 HWV319:
The first short movement of the concerto starts dramatically, solemn and majestic. The second movement is a lively allegro. The material is derived from the first two bars and a half bar figure that occurs in sequences and responses. The third movement is a dignified adagio, using similar anapaest figures to those in opening bars of the first movement. The fugal fourth movement has a catchy subject, first heard completely from the soloist. The last concerto-like movement is an energetic gigue in two parts, with the soloists echoing responses to the full orchestra.
- 2 Solo Vln, Solo Vc, Strings, Hpd
- 12:00 Min.
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- Includes Solo parts, Strings count 188.8.131.52.1 (1 Harpsichord)