Haydn composed over 100 compositions, each in three movements, for his wealthy employer Nicolas Esterhazy, who played the six-string instrument called a Baryton, which in shape looked much like our modern day cello, but, of course, with six rather the cello four strings.
His original scores were composed of three lines: the solo part, an inner “filler” part for viola and a bass part. I have realized the piano part.
These transcriptions were created to give the solo trombonist an experience with “classical” music.
The music is in an elegant style and a joy to perform as arranged by Mr. Trevarthen.
The six works included in the collection are as follows:
No. 2 in G (Theme and Variations)
No. 26 in F
No. 49 in F
No. 55 in F
No. 77 in F
No. 95 in B-flat
The works are between 6 and 9 minutes in length each and suitable for moderately advanced performers.
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A life-long resident of Austria,
Haydn spent much of his
career as a court musician for
the wealthy Hungarian
aristocratic Esterházy family on
their remote estate. Isolated
from other composers and
trends in music until the later
part of his long life, he was, as
he put it, "forced to become
original". At the time of his
death, he was one of the most
celebrated composers in
Joseph Haydn was the brother
of Michael Haydn, himself a
highly regarded composer, and
Johann Evangelist Haydn, a
tenor. He was also a close
friend of Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig
He retired from Western Carolina University having taught mainly theory and low brass.
Dick has composed and arranged for various media—especially bands (concert, marching and brass band) and trombone. He
started the Smoky Mountain British Brass Band and conducted it for 11 years. He collaborated with Paul and Virginia Bryan on
Paul’s biography PB, Who He.
Since his retirement in 1998 he his continued his passion in the study of music theory, playing swing piano, and composing and