Violin sonata in A major (HWV 361)
The Violin sonata in A major (HWV 361) was composed (c. 1725–26) by George Frideric Handel for violin and basso continuo. The work is also referred to as Opus 1 No. 3, and was first published in 1732 by Walsh. Other catalogues of Handel's music have referred to the work as HG xxvii,12; and HHA iv/4,2.
Both the Walsh edition and the Chrysander edition indicate that the work is for violin, and published it as Sonata III.
The work consists of four movements:
|Movement||Type||Key signature||Time signature||Bars||Notes|
|22||Concludes with a brief adagio and an E major chord.|
|52||Concludes with an A major chord on a perfect cadence.|
|36||Two sections (16 and 20 bars)—each with repeat markings. Second section starts in E major.|
(Movements do not contain repeat markings unless indicated. The number of bars is taken from the Chrysander edition, and is the raw number in the manuscript—not including repeat markings.)
- List of solo sonatas by George Frideric Handel
- XV Handel solo sonatas (publication by Chrysander)
- Handel solo sonatas (publication by Walsh)
- ^ Hicks, Anthony (2001). "Handel, George Frideric". In Sadie, Stanley; Tyrrell, John (eds.). The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Vol. x (2nd ed.). London: Macmillan. p. 802.