Hoboken catalogue

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The Hoboken catalogue is a catalogue of the musical compositions by Joseph Haydn compiled by Anthony van Hoboken. It is intended to cover the composer's entire oeuvre and includes over 750 entries. Its full title in the original German is Joseph Haydn, Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis ("Joseph Haydn, thematic-bibliographic catalog of works").

Works by Haydn are often indicated using their Hoboken catalogue number, typically in the format "Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1".

The catalog[edit]

The catalog is a massive work; a currently available version runs to 1936 pages.[1] Each work is given with an identifying incipit, printed on a single musical line. There is discussion of manuscript sources, early editions, listing in previous catalogs (including the two Haydn prepared), and critical commentary.

Organization[edit]

Catalogs of composers' works typically follow either a chronological arrangement (sorting by date of composition) or a sorting by musical genre.[2] Hoboken's catalogue is of the latter type; thus the symphonies, for example, are in category I, all string quartets are in category III, piano sonatas are in category XVI, and so on.

Hob. Category
I Symphonies (1–108)
Ia Overtures (1–16)
II Divertimenti in 4 and more Parts (1–47)
III String Quartets (1–83b)
IV Divertimenti in 3 Parts (1–11)
V String Trios (1–21)
VI Various Duos (1–6)
VII Concertos for Various Instruments
VIII Marches (1–7)
IX Dances & Menuettes (1–29)
X Various Works for Baryton (1–12)
XI Trios for Baryton, Violin or Viola and Cello (1–126)
XII Duos with Baryton (1–25)
XIII Concertos for Baryton (1–3)
XIV Divertimenti with Piano (1–13)
XV Trios for Piano, Violin or Flute and Cello (1–40)
XVa Piano Duos
XVI Piano Sonatas (1–52)
XVII Piano Pieces (1–12)
XVIIa Piano 4 Hands (1–2)
XVIII Keyboard Concertos (1–11)
XIX Pieces for Mechanical Clock (Flötenuhr) (1–32)
XX Versions of The Seven Last Words of Christ
XXa Stabat Mater
XXI Oratorios (1, 2, 3)
XXII Masses (1–14)
XXIII Other Sacred Works
XXIV Cantatas and Arias with Orchestra
XXV Songs with 2, 3, and 4 Parts
XXVI Songs and Cantatas with Piano
XXVII Canons (Sacred 1–10; Secular 1–47)
XXVIII Opera (1–13)
XXIX Marionette Operas (Singspiele)
XXX Incidental Music
XXXI Arrangements of Scottish (273) and Welsh (60) Folksongs

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Available in pdf format from [1].
  2. ^ Examples of the chronological type are Köchel catalogue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's works, or Otto Erich Deutsch's catalogue of Franz Schubert's works. Another example of the genre-arranged type is Wolfgang Schmieder's catalogue of Johann Sebastian Bach's works.

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