Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 363a, by George Frideric Handel

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November
2010

George Frideric Handel‘s sonata for oboe and basso continuo in F major, HWV 363a, is a particular favorite of mine. I’ve played it many times with both modern and baroque oboists, as well as the version in G major for transverse flute.

There are three oboe sonatas by Handel (F major, Bb major, C minor), composed relatively early in his working life.

Below, you can download (for free) a practical edition of the sonata in F major, based on one of the three manuscript copies which exist (no autograph survives)—Brussels manuscript, Litt. XY 15. 115, “Hautb: Solo del Sr. Hendel.”

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