violin part from Adagio from string quartet No. 8, Op. 2 No. 2 for violin and guitar

Joseph Haydn
4 minutes
Classical music

The adagio from string quartet Op. 2, No. 2, also exists in an arrangement for lute and string trio, possibly by Haydn himself (recorded by J. Bream). There are five movements in the version for original but only four in the lute version. (the first menuetto was omitted) In my arrangement I have kept violin I part and arranged the violin II, viola and cello part for guitar. I have made some slight changes to suit the guitar better. The work is more a divertimento than a quartet in the sense of Haydn's later work in the genre - light, cheerful and a bit baroquelike construction and ornamentation.

Franz Joseph Haydn (March 31, 1732 � May 31, 1809) was one of the most prominent composers of the classical period, and is called by some the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent most of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterh�zy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original".

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This part was submitted by Klas Krantz. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this part to Klas Krantz has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this part should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this part using the copyright abuse form.