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Gurn Blanston
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Hob. No. Genre Key Title Voice Instruments Libretto 25b:1-4 Partsongs See table below 3 voices – var. Fortepiano continuo See table below 25c:1-9 Partsongs 4 voices - S-A-T-B Fortepiano continuo (but fully composed in #6-9) Haydn's original autograph manuscript Aus des Ramlers Lyrischer Blumenlese In die Music gesetzt von Jos.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Haydn Seek
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Hob. No. Genre Libretto Name Instruments/Voices 20:02 Oratorio Words arranged by Gottfried van Swieten The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross S-A-T-B, Chorus, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani & Strings The Crucifixion Hieronymous Bosch ca 1485 At... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Haydn Seek
Jeremy, Very pleased that you have enjoyed my efforts here. As you know, there is always a long way to go when trying to cover all of Haydn! But your information is greatly appreciated, and I will certainly hunt down that recording. Filling in these little blanks is a delight for me! Thanks, and best regards, Gurn
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Hob. 15 No. Landon No. Key Genre Instruments Note 30 42 Eb Accompanied Sonata (Keyboard Trio) Fortepiano, Violin & Cello for Breitkopf & Härtel 27 43 C for Therese Jansen-Bartolozzi 28 44 E 29 45 Eb Domestic music making, ala James Gillray When we were preparing to leave London and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Haydn Seek
You are most welcome, Ray. As you see, some progress has been made since this 'Welcome' page was written, but still a long way to go. When I started, I was like you, looking for a little info. Amazing how much there was to learn. Hope you enjoy your time here. Feel free to comment, question, correct, etc, any time.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2017 on Welcome to Haydn Seek at Haydn Seek
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Haydn in 1792 by Thomas Hardy Keeping up with Haydn in the 1790's can be a real challenge. We think we know all he did, but in fact, we only know what he wrote down or else told his later biographers about, and caught up in there are, on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob Genre Key Instruments 7e:1 Concerto Eb Keyed Trumpet, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani & Strings The World Première of the Concerto for Organized Trumpet Do you like to let your mind wander to relive certain points in time, sometimes major game-changers, other times... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Marie Hermenegild Esterházy by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun Maybe you are like me in some ways. If so, you would have got home from the arduous London years, back to Vienna and gone to visit your tribute monument at your birthplace, put your money in the bank and started working on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hamburg in 1811 by J.M. David Haydn counted the days he spent in England among the happiest of his life. He was universally respected there, a new world was opened up to him, and he was enabled by generous profits at last to pull out of the limited circumstances in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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London Bridge, Monument & Church of St Magnus J.M.W. Turner c 1795 It has certainly been a busy four and a half years. Given that Haydn was in his fifty-ninth year when the Prince died in September of 1790, and when he said his final good bye to his friend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 15# Genre Key Lan. No. Instrument(s) Notes 24 Accompanied Sonata D 38 Pianoforte, Violin & Cello Dedicated to Rebecca Schröter 25 G 39 26 f# 40 31 eb 41 'Jacob's Dream' - a gift for Therese Jansen Bartolozzi Hob. 31a# Genre Complete Listing Voice 101-150 Scottish National Song Full... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 08# Genre Key Name Instruments 01 March Eb Derbyshire #1 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Trumpet & Serpent 02 March C Derbyshire #2 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Trumpet & Serpent Hob. 26a# Genre Key Title Voice 31 Canzonetta A Sailor's Song Soprano or Tenor w/Keyboard 32... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob No. NC HRL Key Name Instruments I:103 105 105 Eb Drumroll 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in Eb & C, 2 Trumpets in Eb & C, Timpani & Strings I:104 106 106 D London 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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For the benefit of Mr. Kite There will be a show tonight on trampoline. The Hendersons will all be there Late of Pablo Fanques Fair, what a scene! Over men and horses, hoops and garters Lastly through a hogshead of real fire! John Lennon – 1967 When Lennon was inspired,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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King George III in 1792 by Thomas Lawrence Queen Charlotte in 1781 by Thomas Gainsborough On 1st February 1795, I was invited by the Prince of Wales to attend a musical soirée at the Duke of York's, which the King, the Queen, her whole family, the Duke of Orange &c.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob I: NC HRL Key Name Instruments 102 104 104 Bb The Real 'Miracle' 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani & Strings (Hoboken catalog N°s.) (New Chronology / Gerlach N°s.) (Robbins-Landon N°s.) Her Majesty's Theater in the Haymarket (also called The Italian Opera) by William... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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The King's Theater (The London Opera) 1791 by John Bluck One thing (of many) I have had reinforced for me while immersing myself in Haydn's life and times is something which would stand true in any age and with any person, it just seems to play out this way with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 1 No. NC HRL Key Instruments 102 104 104 Bb 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani & Strings (Hoboken catalog N°s.)1 (New Chronology / Gerlach N°s.) (Robbins-Landon N°s.) Hob. 16 No. Genre Key Lan. No. Notes 50 Grand Sonata C 60 for Therese Jansen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 23 Nachtrag* Genre Voice Title Key Instrument a Sacred Song (Psalm) Chorus How oft, instinct with warmth divine F S - A - B & Piano Forte b Sacred Song (Psalm) Chorus Blest be the name of Jacob's God Eb 2 Violins & Cello c Sacred Song (Psalm) Chorus... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 26a # Genre Voice Name Key Tempo Style Poet Instrument 25 Canzonetta Soprano or Tenor The Mermaid's Song C Allegretto 2/4 Sea Song Anne Hunter Piano Forte 26 Recollection F Adagio 3/4 Elegy 27 A Pastoral Song A Allegretto 6/8 Pastoral 28 Despair E Adagio 3/4 Elegy 29 Pleasing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Haydn Seek
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Hob I: NC HRL Key Name Instruments 100 103 102 G Military 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in C, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in G & C basso, 2 Trumpets in C, Timpani, 'Turkish' Percussion & Strings (Hoboken catalog N°s.) (New Chronology / Gerlach N°s.) (Robbins-Landon N°s.) June 1794... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Haydn Seek
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Haydn, 20 March, 1794 (Version B) George Dance the Younger Looking back from a 21st century perspective, it is often difficult to relate to the sensation Haydn caused in London, especially in 1794. The only modern equivalent is pop music, but even that doesn't quite work, since 'pop[ular]' really is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Haydn Seek
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Panorama of London from the roof of the Albion Mills - Robert Barker panel 3 of 6 It wasn't all Big City... Haydn would be 62 years of age at the end of March, 1794. Some argued he was too old to work and travel. None of them knew him,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Haydn Seek
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Hob 3# Opus # Key New Grove Number Instrument(s) Notes 69 71 #1 Bb 54 2 Violins, Viola & Cello The first two were begun in 1792 and Haydn changed the dates on the manuscripts to 1793, most likely so all would be the same. The dedication to Count Apponyi... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 15# Genre Key Lan. No. Instrument(s) Notes 18 Keyboard Trio A 32 Keyboard, Violin & Cello Dedicated to Princess Maria Anna Hohenfeld-Esterházy 19 Keyboard Trio g 33 20 Keyboard Trio Bb 34 17:6 Andante & Variations f Solo Keyboard Composed for Antonia von Ployer A Broadwood nameplate: Note the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Haydn Seek