Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.3 (Flute Choir)
Arranged by John Davis
Performing Ensemble: Flute Ensemble
Instrumentation: 5 C Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute. Handel's Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 3 is somewhat more mysterious in origin than the other six in the original set first published in 1734 since no original manuscripts have survived. The particular movements and their order of inclusion were just as likely the choice of the publisher as that of the composer. Nonetheless, it is a concerto of great variety, with challenges for the two soloists and the entire ensemble. This arrangement is scored for 5 C flutes (flutes 1 & 2 as soloists) , alto flute and bass flute.