Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741) is regarded as one of the most important Belgian composers of the late Baroque era.The Allegro in G major was originally a movement from the Harpsichord Suites (Pièces de clavecin; Op. 1; 1730). The arrangement for violin and piano by A.Bent and N.O'Neill in 1910 made the piece very popular; particularly among violinists.The piece makes demands on the player's left hand with its fast passages and virtuoso ornamentations and requires knowledge of all fingering patterns in first position. Occasionally; it is advisable to use third position to avoid major string changes. The passage work consists mostly of scale excerpts; triads; arpeggiation in thirds and sequences. The greatest challenge to master is the large number of string changes in a fast détaché; which requires a flexible bow hand.This edition is part of the new Schott Student Edition series which offers varied literature at five different levels of difficulty; from 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult); for instrumental lessons.