String Quartet in B-flat major, MH 316 (Haydn, Michael)

Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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MalcolmCrowe (2018/11/17)

Editor Malcolm Crowe (b. 1948)
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Copyist Nikolaus Lang
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes Apparently the title, tempo and key signatures/clefs of the first system are still in the hand of Michael Haydn? Also says "Contrabasso" instead of cello.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet in B-flat major
Alternative. Title
Composer Haydn, Michael
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. MH 316
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMH 53
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1780 ca.
First Performance. 1780
First Publication. 1780 ca.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
Primary Sources see below
  • The British Library, London (GB-Lbl): Zweig MS 42 (autograph) (RISM)
  • Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (D-Mbs): 4366#Beibd.1 (copied score by Nikolaus Lang, although apparently the title (which specifies Contrabasso instead of cello), tempos and initial key signatures are autograph?)
  • Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): 10268 (copied parts; part of a bundle of three string quartets)

Navigation etc.

Haydn's manuscript lacks the final pages of the last movement. The suggested completion here is by Rondeau DC al Fine. Score p1-14 and parts.