Recorder Sonata No.6

George Frideric Handel

Recorder Sonata No.6 in Bb major

HWV377 • “Fitzwilliam 1”

About this work...

This is assumed to be a recorder sonata because of its range, but Handel failed to specify a solo instrument. It falls into three brief movements, all of which would be recycled into other works. The opening Allegro, which is a courante in all but name, would become the second Allegro in the overture to Scipione. It fe...