The Symphony No. 12 in E major (Hoboken I/12) is a symphony by Joseph Haydn. The symphony was composed in 1763, at the age of 31, under the patronage of Prince Nikolaus Esterházy.
It is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo. 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, similar to the pastoral slow movements of Symphonies 27 and B.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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."
- ^ 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":