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)
Type Sonata
Tonality G Major
Catalogue HWV 358
Approx. duration 5 minutes
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Violin - or recorder
Autotranslations beta 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"