2 horns, strings, continuo
Composed by Richard Mudge (1718-1763). Edited by Michael Talbot. Full score. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH376-FSC).
Item Number: HH.HH376-FSC
ISBN 978 1 910359 13 6.
The concerto is scored for a 'concerto grosso' ensemble of strings plus two horns in D, which have remarkably adventurous and prominent parts. It successfully combines the traditional continuous variation form of the dances themselves with baroque concerto structure, having as its centrepiece a fugal movement based on material from a dance called The Highlanders' March. The prevailing tone is good-humoured, even slightly riotous at times. This is the perfect concluding piece for a concert.