Hoboken catalogue

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The Hoboken catalogue is a catalogue of the musical compositions by Joseph Haydn compiled by Anthony van Hoboken. It is intended to cover the composer's entire oeuvre and includes over 750 entries. Its full title in the original German is Joseph Haydn, Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis ("Joseph Haydn, thematic-bibliographic catalogue of works"). The Haydn catalogue that now bears Hoboken's name was begun in card format in 1934; work continued until the publication of the third and final book volume in 1978.

Works by Haydn are often indicated using their Hoboken catalogue number, typically in the format "Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1".

The catalogue


The catalogue is a massive work; a currently available version runs to 1936 pages.[1] Each work is given with an identifying incipit, printed on a single musical line. There is discussion of manuscript sources, early editions, listing in previous catalogues (including the two Haydn prepared), and critical commentary.



Catalogues of composers' works typically follow either a chronological arrangement (sorting by date of composition) or a sorting by musical genre.[2] Hoboken's catalogue is of the latter type; thus the symphonies, for example, are in category I, all string quartets are in category III, piano sonatas are in category XVI, and so on.

Hob. Category
I Symphonies (1–108)
Ia Overtures (1–17)
II Divertimenti in 4 and more Parts (1–47)
III String Quartets (1–83)
IV Divertimenti in 3 Parts (1–11)
V String Trios (1–21)
VI Various Duos (1–6)
VII Concertos for Various Instruments
VIII Marches (1–7)
IX Dances (1–31)
X Various Works for Baryton (1–12)
XI Trios for Baryton, Violin (or Viola) and Cello (1–126)
XII Duos with Baryton (1–24)
XIII Concertos for Baryton (1–3)
XIV Divertimenti with Piano (1–13)
XV Trios for Piano, Violin (or Flute) and Cello (1–41)
XVa Piano Duos (1–3)
XVI Piano Sonatas (1–52)
XVII Piano Pieces (1–12)
XVIIa Piano 4 Hands (1–2)
XVIII Keyboard Concertos (1–11)
XIX Pieces for musical clock (Flötenuhr) (1–32)
XX Versions of The Seven Last Words of Christ (1–4)
XXa Stabat Mater
XXI Oratorios (1, 2, 3)
XXII Masses (1–14)
XXIIa Requiem
XXIIb Libera me
XXIII Other Sacred Works
XXIV Cantatas (1–11) and Arias (1–23) with Orchestra
XXV Songs with 2 (1–2), 3 (1–5), and 4 (1–9) Parts
XXVI Lieder with Piano (1–48) and Cantatas with Instruments (1–4)
XXVII Canons (Sacred 1–10; Secular 1–47)
XXVIII Operas (1–13)
XXIX Marionette Operas (1–5) and Singspiele (1–3)
XXX Incidental Music (1–5)
XXXI Arrangements of Scottish (1–273) and Welsh (1–61) and other (1–17) Folksongs
XXXII Pasticcios (1–4)

See also



  1. ^ Available in pdf format from [1].
  2. ^ Examples of the chronological type are Köchel catalogue of Mozart's works, or Deutsch catalogue of Schubert's works. Another examples of the genre-arranged type are Schmieder's catalogue (BWV) of Bach's works, or Baselt's catalogue (HWV) of Handel's works.