Symphony No. 5 by Joseph Haydn


'''Symphony No. 5 in A major''', Hoboken I/5, by Joseph Haydn, is believed to have been written between 1760 and 1762.

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): 618. "2 ob., 2 cor., str., [ fag., cemb. ]" A sonata da chiesa, it is in four movements:

#Adagio ma non troppo, 2/4

#Allegro, 3/4

#Menuet and Trio, 3/4


The opening slow movement and the Trio of the Minuet both feature very high horn parts. Of Haydn's works, only those in the ''Sonata a tre'', Hob. IV/5 and the 51st symphony are more difficult.A. Peter Brown, ''The Symphonic Repertoire'', volume 2 (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 2002): 50-51. ISBN 025333487X.