Symphony No. 5 (Haydn)

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The Symphony No. 5 in A major, Hoboken I/5, by Joseph Haydn, is believed to have been written between 1760 and 1762, while he was employed either by Count Morzin, Prince Paul II Anton Esterházy.

It is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo.[1] A sonata da chiesa, it is in four movements:

  1. Adagio ma non troppo, 2
  2. Allegro, 3
  3. Menuet and Trio, 3
  4. Presto, cut time

The opening slow movement and the trio in the third movement 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.[2]


  1. ^ H. C. Robbins Landon, The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn (London: Universal Edition & Rockliff, 1955): 618. "2 ob., 2 cor., str., [ fag., cemb. ]"
  2. ^ A. Peter Brown, The Symphonic Repertoire, volume 2 (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 2002): 50–51. ISBN 025333487X.