George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel – Organ Concerto HWV 306 – Op. 7 No. 1 in B flat major

Handel composed a work of six organ concertos for chamber organ and orchestra from 1735-1736 – these organ concertos were the first of their kind and influenced many future composers. They also inspired Handel to write several more, including the Organ Concerto Op. 7 No. 1 in B flat major which is much grander and more majestic than the earlier concertos and unique within the series in that it had an independent pedal part.