Haydn composed his Concerto No 2 in D in 1767.  Like Concerto No. 1, this work contains numerous lip trills, sixteenth-note runs, and cadenzas.  It does not share the same range restrictions as its counterpart; unlike the first concerto, here the melodic lines have large leaps down to the horn’s low range.  Its melodies are sweet and simplistic in nature.  Of the two concerti, Concerto No. 2 is considerably more approachable in terms of range, technique, and the number of lip trills; nevertheless, it still requires excellent flexibility and accuracy over a larger range.  The horn part is written in D, but transposed parts in F are available.


Composer Haydn, Franz Joseph
Dates (1732-1809)
Duration 15:00
Horn Range A2 to A5
Level Intermediate-Advanced
Clef Treble Clef and “Old-Notation” Bass Clef
Techniques Lip Trills
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Allegro moderato 5:09 Intermediate-Advanced A2 to A5
II. Andante 4:55 Intermediate-Advanced E3 to F#5
III. Allegro moderato 4:31 Intermediate-Advanced A2 to A5