Symphony No. 12 (Haydn) by Joseph Haydn


'''Symphony No. 12''' in E major (Hoboken I/12) is a symphony by Joseph Haydn. The symphony was composed in 1763.Antony Hodgson, ''The Music of Joseph Haydn: The Symphonies''. London: The Tantivy Press (1976): 202. The chart places No. 12 in 1763, in boldface, indicating the presence of an autograph score.

It is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn''. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 633. "2 ob., 2 cor., str. (fag.) [ cemb. ]. Fag. from 5." The symphony is homotonal and in three movements:

#Allegro, 2/2

#Adagio, 6/8 in E minor

#Presto, 2/4

The second movement is in "siciliano", or rocking rhythm,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": similar to the pastoral slow movements of Symphonies 27 and B.