Divertimento in E Flat, H. II, 6 (1765)
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
SATB Saxophone Quartet
Divertimento in E flat by Haydn, string quartet transcription for saxophone quartet. Divertimento in E Flat was written a few years after Joseph Haydn began his long employment with the Esterhazy family. In some catalogs (but not all) it is referred to as String Quartet 0 or even Opus 1, No. 1. Regardless of its designation, it is a pleasant set of little pieces and an excellent example of an early Classical period divertimento. The work is in five movements:
- Minuet 1
- Adagio Cantabile
- Minuet 2
This string quartet transcription for saxophone quartet SATB of Divertimento in E Flat, H. II contains all five movements of the Haydn composition. It is complete and in the original keys. As shown below, this piece requires a wide range from each saxophone.
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
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