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