Concerto a Cinque, Op. 7, No. 1 composed by Tomasso Albinioni. Arranged by Jan Farrar-Royce. Orchestra. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra. Form: Concerto. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Grade 3. 144 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.38414).
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.