The 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. A sonata da chiesa, it is in four movements:
- Adagio ma non troppo, 2/4
- Allegro, 3/4
- Menuet and Trio, 3/4
- Presto, cut time
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.
- ^ H. C. Robbins Landon, The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 618. "2 ob., 2 cor., str., [ fag., cemb. ]"
- ^ Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 025333487X), pp. 50–51 (2002).