St. Anthony Chorale by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Arranged by David Marlatt for interchangeable 5-part woodwind ensemble
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Part 1: flute, oboe, or clarinet
Part 2: flute, oboe, or clarinet
Part 3: clarinet or alto saxophone
Part 4: clarinet, tenor saxophone, or F horn
Part 5: bass clarinet, bassoon, or baritone saxophone
This famous melody has been attributed to Haydn, but there is doubt as to whether or not he was the composer or simply quoted an older theme taken from an unknown source. To date, no other mention of a “St. Anthony Chorale” has been found. Johannes Brahms wrote a famous set of variations based on this melody calling it Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn.
The music is simple and stately with the melody moving between several parts.