Handel's Great Concertos ('Concerti Grossi') are not Concertos in the modern meaning of works for (usually) one Soloist and an Orchestra.
Handel used an Orchestra generally containing Stringed instruments and a Harpsichord, and divided it into two groups of players. One group, called the 'Concertino' consisted of two Violins and a 'Cello, and the other comprised the remainder of the Orchestra.
These groups are played off one against another, all through the work. having alternate cuts at the music, so to speak, and sometimes they are combined.
This Concerto is scored -for the usual 'Concertino' of three Strings, with accompaniment for
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