The present work was advertised in the Breitkopf Catalogue in 1770 (Supplement V) and was probably composed a year or two earlier. It is preserved in two copies; one in Bratislava in the Slovenská archiva sprava (HSJP 528 ms.fasc.5) and the other, the source upon which this edition is based, in Stift Seitenstetten under the shelfmark V 1224. The wrapper reads: Concerto in G / a / Violino Principale / Violino Primo / Violino Secondo / Viola / con / Basso. / Authore Vanhall. / F.M .
Like the other Seitenstetten sources for Wanhal's violin concertos, V 1224 is untidily and inelegantly copied and contains numerous inconsistencies and minor errors. Nonetheless, the detailed markings in the parts suggest that the source from which they were copied was probably not too far removed from Wanhal's original. The errors and omissions are of the kind commonly found in18th-century MS sources and do not necessarily indicate that they originate from an unusually corrupt source. The style and notation of articulation and dynamic markings have been standardised throughout and, where missing from the source, markings have been reconstructed from parallel passages. These are indicated by the use of dotted slurs or brackets. Like most eighteenth-century sources, the present manuscript is inconsistent at in its notation of appoggiature ; these too have been standardised to minimise confusion. Obvious wrong notes have been corrected without comment; text underlay, where confused in the source, has been corrected; editorial emendations with no authority from the source are placed within brackets.