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Despite his celebrity, Joseph Haydn had humble beginnings as the son of a wheelwright and a cook. Luckily, there was a deep interest and love for music in the family, and a neighbouring teacher accepted the task of educating young Haydn. When he was 9 years old, he was taken as a choirboy into St. Stephen's in Vienna. It was from this early experience that would change his life. He learned the piano, singing, violin, and the art of composition.
However, having been thrown out of the choir at 16, as a result of natural voice changes and a reputation as a relentless prankster, Haydn was forced to “sing for his supper.” He continued singing for eight years at weddings, baptisms, and giving lessons. Haydn was happy, though only for a moment in 1760 when he married Anna Maria Keller. She proved to be the most “heartless, unsociable, and quarrelsome” woman he had ever met and they ultimately separated, never having had any children.
Haydn soon became the musical director for the wealthy Esterházy family and this position secured his financial and musical success for the next thirty years. In 1797, he wrote the music for the German National Anthem, Deutschlandlied. Haydn did not write it as an anthem though. He had been asked to provide music to Lorenz Leopold Haschka's poem “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser” (God preserve Francis the Emperor) in honor of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Germany, and Archduke of Austria. The actual anthem (with Haydn's music and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben's text) was the product of the 19th Century liberal national movement. Unbelievably, after almost 100 years of government and political unrest, and the reunification of Germany, it was decided in 1991 that the third verse of Deutschlandlied become Germany's official National Anthem.
Affectionately known to Mozart as “Papa Haydn”, Haydn was the ultimate musical influence in Europe after Bach and Händel’s popularity diminished. He succeeded in bringing a “fresh” face to the classical music genre and is hailed as the genius of such instrumental forms as the symphony, the sonata, and the string quartet.


Song Title Arrangements Image
Agnus Dei 24
PVG, Piano, Vocal, Guitar, SATB, Guitar TAB, Lyrics & Chords, Lead Sheet
Agnus Dei
Allegro 15
Piano, Guitar, Guitar TAB, Flute, Violin, Double Bass, Viola
Allegro
Andante 10
Piano, Guitar
Andante
Awake The Harp 1
SATB
Awake The Harp
Chorale St. Anthony 3
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Chorale St. Anthony
Chorale St.Anthony 1
Lyrics & Chords
Chorale St.Anthony
Country Dance In C Major 1
Piano
Country Dance In C Major
Country Minuet 2
Piano
Country Minuet
Das Lied der Deutschen - Die Deutsche Nationalhymne 10
String Quartet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
 
Deutschlandlied - German National Anthem 10
Piano, String Quartet, Violin, Viola, Cello
 
Einigkeit Und Recht Und Freiheit (German National Anthem) 1
PVG, Piano, Vocal, Guitar
Einigkeit Und Recht Und Freiheit (German National Anthem)
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit 11
Piano, String Quartet, Violin, Viola, Cello, PVG, Vocal, Guitar
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Finale From Sonata In D 1
Piano
Finale From Sonata In D
German Dance 6
Piano, Violin, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet
German Dance
Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken 2
Piano, PVG, Vocal, Guitar
Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
Gypsy Rondo 2
Piano, Guitar TAB
Gypsy Rondo
Minuet, From 12 Menuets Pour Le Clavecin Ou Pianoforte 1
Piano
Minuet, From 12 Menuets Pour Le Clavecin Ou Pianoforte
Minuet From Sonata In D 1
Piano
Minuet From Sonata In D
My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair 1
Vocal
My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair
Piano Concerto In D Major, Theme From First Movement 1
Piano
Piano Concerto In D Major, Theme From First Movement
Piercing Eyes 1
Piano, Vocal
Piercing Eyes
Praise The Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him 3
PVG, Piano, Vocal, Guitar
Praise The Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him
Quadrille 1
Piano
Quadrille
Serenade For Strings Op. 3 No. 5 3
Piano
Serenade For Strings Op. 3 No. 5
Serenade From String Quartet in F 1
Piano
Serenade From String Quartet in F
Sonata In D Major 1
Piano
Sonata In D Major
Symphony 97 1
Lyrics & Chords
Symphony 97
Symphony No 104 In D (London) 2nd Movement Theme 1
Lyrics & Chords
Symphony No 104 In D (London) 2nd Movement Theme
Symphony No. 94 In G Major (Surprise), Second Movement Excerpt 1
Piano
Symphony No. 94 In G Major (Surprise), Second Movement Excerpt
Symphony No.101 ‘The Clock' (2nd Movement: Andante) 1
Piano
Symphony No.101 ‘The Clock (2nd Movement: Andante)
Symphony No.94 'Surprise' (2nd Movement) 2
Piano
Symphony No.94 Surprise (2nd Movement)
The Sailor's Song (from 12 Canzonettas) 1
Piano, Vocal
The Sailors Song (from 12 Canzonettas)
The Surprise Symphony 13
Piano, Lyrics & Chords, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Violin, Guitar TAB
The Surprise Symphony
We're Gonna Shine Our Light! 1
SATB
Were Gonna Shine Our Light!