1765: Haydn: Symphony No. 30 in C major (ALLELUIA), Hob. I/30, age 33

1765: Haydn: Symphony No. 30 in C major (ALLELUIA), Hob. I/30, age 33

This is nicknamed the Alleluia Symphony because of Haydn’s use of a Gregorian Alleluia chant in the opening movement.

Instrumentation:

  • flute
  • two oboes
  • bassoon
  • two horns
  • trumpets
  • timpani
  • strings

The use of timpani in this symphony remains an unresolved matter. In his cycle, for example, Antal Dorati omits them.

More recent performances, however, have included timpani.

Movements:

  • Allegro
  • Andante, G major
  • Tempo di Menuet, più tosto allegro

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