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HAYDN TRIO IN G MAJOR FOR 2 CLARINETS & BASSOON

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By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Woodwind Ensemble,Woodwind Trio Bassoon, Clarinet - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Arranged by arranged by Pat Spence. Classical, Concert, Standards. 24 pages. Piper Publications #3544235. Published by Piper Publications (A0.811682).

Item Number: A0.811682


Haydn began working for the Esterházy family in 1761. At this time Prince Niklaus played the viola da gamba but, in 1765, he purchased a baryton, an instrument similar to the viola da gamba with an additional set of lower strings which vibrated sympathetically when the instrument was played with a bow, enriching the tone.

Haydn’s task was to provide music for the prince to play on this new instrument which he did mainly in the form of trios for baryton, viola and cello in which Haydn probably played the viola. In total Haydn composed 123 trios for this combination and many other works which included the baryton. The prince was delightedand paid Haydn well. The trios were collated in sets of 24 which were richly bound. The prince’s increasing competence on the baryton can be observed by the complexity of the parts. The trios generally have 3 movements, always ending with a minuet and trio but despite their number, Haydn’s originality, wit and melodic genius are always in evidence.

Sadly the baryton was never a popular instrument so this large part of Haydn’s output has remained virtually unknown to musicians and audiences. The Trios written for instruments closely matched in pitch lend themselves readily to arrangement for combinations of more popular instruments which will enable more people to enjoy them.

This edition was prepared from parts made by the copyist Johann Elssler (1769 - 1843). Although this is an arrangement, the phrasings and dynamics of the original copied parts are retained. All edits are shown in parenthesis or dashed lines. Staccato dots have been applied throughout passages where the style has been indicated at the beginning or the transfer from string to wind instruments makes it stylistically appropriate.

Accompaniment figures have been adapted to be more appropriate for wind instruments.

This trio is suitable for players from about grade 6 ABRSM standard and the scoring of clarinets and bassoon is entirely appropriate for the period.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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