'''Symphony No. 14 in A major''', Hoboken I/14, may have been written between 1761 and 1763.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn''. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 636
Symphony No. 14 is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo. As was becoming more common for Haydn, this symphony has four movements:
#Allegro molto, 3/4
#Andante in D major, 2/4
#Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto, with the Trio in A minor, both 3/4
The Andante was originally the finale of an early divertimento "Der Geburtstag" (en. "Birthday"), Hob. II/11.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''Haydn: Chronicle and Works'', 5 vols. (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1976-) v. 1: "Haydn: The Early Years, 1732-1765": . The variations of the divertimento are reworked into sonata form for the symphony.
The finale is highly contrapuntal and is based on a descending scale.A. Peter Brown, ''The Symphonic Repertoire'' (Volume 2) (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 2002): 66-67. ISBN 025333487X.