Cato, Plato, Cicero, MH 714 (Haydn, Michael)

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Solti79 (2019/8/12)

Copyist Franz Schubert
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1810).
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Work Title Cato, Plato, Cicero
Alternative. Title
Composer Haydn, Michael
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. MH 714
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMH 72
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 canon
Text Incipit Cato, Plato, Cicero
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1795-1802 ca.
Librettist Composer (1737-1806) (?)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1-2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 10 voices

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The existing autograph is a manuscript copied by Franz Schubert, dating from ca.1810. The complete manuscript consists of four pages and includes nine canons by various composers: "Es packe dich das Glück beim Kragen", MH 577 (Michael Haydn), "Vom Glück sei alles dir beschert", MH 619 (Michael Haydn, or possibly Joseph Haydn), "Glück fehl dir vor allem", MH 582 (Michael Haydn), "Wohlsein und Freude", MH 584 (Michael Haydn), "Drum habe Dank, o Vater Hayden" (Franz Joseph Otter), "Adam hat siebn Söhn", MH 699 (Michael Haydn), "Cato, Plato, Cicero", MH 714 (Michael Haydn), "Was i beim Tag mit der Leiern gwinn", MH 723 (Michael Haydn), and "Alleluia", KV.553 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart): Wiener Stadt- bibl., MH 11804/c [PhA 1091].

The score (pdf) provided here includes only the third page of the manuscript. "Cato, Plato, Cicero" is the second of two canons on that page.