Concerto a Cinque, Op. 7, No. 1
By Tomasso Albinioni / arr. Jan Farrar-Royce
Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra
This Baroque composition is best described by the title of its third movement: "Very Happy" (Allegro assai). It is full of musical contrast and everyone gets to play an interesting part. The first violins explore some easy 3rd position, and the viola, cello, and bass players will love their non-stop parts with a few accidentals to keep them on their toes.