'''Symphony No. 41''' in C major, Hoboken I/41, is a festive symphonyAntony Hodgson, ''The Music of Joseph Haydn: The Symphonies''. London: The Tantivy Press (1976): 71. "Symphony No. 41 in C is one of the important Festive Symphonies, a composition of no little magnificence." by Joseph Haydn. The symphony was composed by 1769. It is scored for flute, two oboes, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn''. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 677. "1 fl. (in II only), 2 ob., 2 cor. in C ''alto'' & C ''basso'', 2 clarini (trpt.), timp., str. (fag.)."
The work is in four movements:
#Allegro con spirito, 3/4
#Un poco andante, 2/4
The flute appears only in the slow movement where it is featured prominently in several solo passages.