Instrumentation: Violin 1, 2 and 3
These two contrasting pieces by the early English composer, James Hook were originally composed for flute trio. Both movements are in the key of D. Skill of playing in 3rd position is necessary for the first violin, and is advantageous for the other two parts. The light staccato style called for in the Allegro requires technical facility in all three parts. Even though it is Baroque music, the staccato style of this allegro is more like Classical Viennese.