For an unknown reason, Handel did not indicate the instrumentation or the tempo markings on the movements. In fact, the original manuscript does not even mention that it is a "sonata". The tessitura is high for a violin, and the work does not fall below G4 (which is a whole octave above the violin's lowest note). For this reason (although the violin is the most likely instrument), the recorder is sometimes used for performance.
|Date of composition||1710 (1707)|
|Approx. duration||5 minutes|
- or recorder
Georg Friedrich Haendel: Sonate en sol majeur, HWV 358 "Fitzwilliam sonatas"
Georg Friedrich Händel: Sonata in sol maggiore, HWV 358 "Fitzwilliam sonatas"
Georg Friedrich Händel: Sonate G-dur, HWV 358 "Fitzwilliam sonatas"