Concerto Grosso in F major, HWV 315 (Handel, George Frideric)
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|Work Title||Concerto Grosso in F major|
|Alternative Title||Ouverture ; Sinfonia ; The Orchestra Concerto ; Second Overture in Amadigi|
|Composer||Handel, George Frideric|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||HWV 315 ; Op.3 No.4|
|Year/Date of Composition||1716|
|First Performance||20 June 1716: London, King's Theatre at Haymarket. Performed as an "orchestral concerto" between acts of the opera Amadigi (HWV 11).|
|Instrumentation||2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo|
- Contemporaneously referred to as either The Orchestra Concerto or The Second Overture in Amadigi. The former name was given, because it was performed "For the Benefit of the Instrumental Musick" at the King's Theatre benefit night.
- In early copies of 1st edition of Op 3, a spurious concerto (printed as "Op. 3 No. 4a") was accidentally substituted. This spurious concerto (composer is anonymous) is now referred to as "Op. 3 No. 4b". Walsh included it instead in his 3rd collection of Select Harmony.
Information taken at gfhandel.org