Subject: In the Hay-Day
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Mon May 31, 1999 at 7:16PM

In the Hay-Day

On this date in eighteen hundred and nine
Franz Joseph Haydn simply ran out of time
After having composed symphonies galore
Sonatas, piano trios, quartets by the score

Along with operas, masses and oratorios
(The man's composing talent never froze)
By the time Haydn died at seventy-seven ...
He was quite wealthy, on his trip to heaven

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
2:33pm Memorial Day, '99

A partial list of the works of Haydn:

The London Symphonies -
Surprise (#94)
Miltary (#100)
Clock (#101)
Drum Roll (#103)
London (#104)

Oratorios -
The Creation (1798)
The Seasons (1801)
The Emperor's Hymn (1797)
{the Austrian National Anthem}

19 Operas & Marionette Operettas
125 Trios for the Baryton
107 Symphonies
68 String Quartets
62 Piano Sonatas
43 Piano Trios