Sonata No. 1 in F major (after Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 3 No. 4) is, as Stanley Sadie observed, a magnificent essay in ‘sturdy cheerfulness and extroversion’. After its introductory flourishes, Handel throws himself into a fugue so infectious that one soon forgives the kind of wilful fancies and excursions which would have had Bach running for a flagon of his favourite Moselle wine. The andante is a charming oboe solo whose reassignment for trumpet requires little or no work from the arranger, as is also the case with the concise final two movements.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Parts included:

  • Trumpet in C
  • Piano

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