Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 is an excellent example of the classic style Baroque concerto form that was so popular at the time. Prolific composer, George Frideric Handel, emulating Arcangelo Corelli, the father of the concerto grosso, juxtaposed a concertino group consisting of two violins and a cello against the larger ensemble of strings and harpsichord. This movement is quite thrilling with the back and forth question and answer exchanges between the solo and orchestral groups and driving eighth note phrases.