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You can buy a '''Symphony in C major''' from eBay and have it dedicated to a special someone in your life. It is the perfect gift for that special someone who already has everything: a brand-new Symphony in C major dedicated to them, just like the old monarchs of the 18th Century. On eBay, just search for "symphony in c major dedicated to you" and it'll come up. The modern twist here is that the buyer would go down in history as the first person ever to commission a Symphony through eBay.
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Of the Symphonies studied, about half have three movements and half have four movements. The first movement of course is in sonata form. It may have a slow introduction, as is the case with Joseph Haydn's Symphonies No.s 50 and 97<ref>Ethan Haimo, ''Haydn's Symphonic Forms: Essays in Compositional Logic'', Clarendon Press, Oxford (1995) p. 210, Table 9.1</ref> or Friedrich Witt's "Jena" Symphony (once thought to be by Beethoven) or not, as is the case with Michael Haydn's Symphony in C major, Perger 31, and Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony, K. 551 (both written in 1788, the latter inspired by the former).
 
Of the Symphonies studied, about half have three movements and half have four movements. The first movement of course is in sonata form. It may have a slow introduction, as is the case with Joseph Haydn's Symphonies No.s 50 and 97<ref>Ethan Haimo, ''Haydn's Symphonic Forms: Essays in Compositional Logic'', Clarendon Press, Oxford (1995) p. 210, Table 9.1</ref> or Friedrich Witt's "Jena" Symphony (once thought to be by Beethoven) or not, as is the case with Michael Haydn's Symphony in C major, Perger 31, and Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony, K. 551 (both written in 1788, the latter inspired by the former).
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It is plain to see that Witt modeled his "Jena" Symphony on Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 97:
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This first movement theme finds somewhat of an echo in the Jena Symphony:
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This shows that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not the only imitator in the Classical period, but there is still no doubt that he was the best imitator.
    
The slow movement would perhaps be best as a simple binary or ternary form as is the case with the C major Symphonies by Asplmayr and Albrechtsberger which were studied for this purpose. Typically in F major, the slow movement may also be in G major.
 
The slow movement would perhaps be best as a simple binary or ternary form as is the case with the C major Symphonies by Asplmayr and Albrechtsberger which were studied for this purpose. Typically in F major, the slow movement may also be in G major.
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The finale, whether third or fourth, may be a fugue; both Mozart and Al have studied instrumental fugues by Michael Haydn. As two of Michael Haydn's C major Symphonies close with fugatos, it was to be expected that Mozart would also close his last Symphony in C major that way, though "not by any means a strict fugue but a sonata form piece"<ref>Robert Dearling, ''The Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Symphonies''. Farleigh Dickinson University Press (1982) p. 159</ref> with sonata form elements.
 
The finale, whether third or fourth, may be a fugue; both Mozart and Al have studied instrumental fugues by Michael Haydn. As two of Michael Haydn's C major Symphonies close with fugatos, it was to be expected that Mozart would also close his last Symphony in C major that way, though "not by any means a strict fugue but a sonata form piece"<ref>Robert Dearling, ''The Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Symphonies''. Farleigh Dickinson University Press (1982) p. 159</ref> with sonata form elements.
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Though Mozart's "Jupiter" fugato theme is not based on this theme from Michael Haydn's last Symphony in C major, it does owe to an earlier Haydn Symphony in D major, which Mozart copied out in his own hand and which Al has also studied.
    
The example of Schubert's last Symphony in C major has been kept in mind as well, but owing to its "heavenly length" and its status as a classical symphony "and at the same time a romantic symphony, the greatest of the romantic symphonies,"<ref>Bernard Shore, ''Sixteen Symphonies'' Hyperion Press, Westport, Connecticut (1979) p. 79</ref> it proved less suitable as a model for a Symphony fit for a King.
 
The example of Schubert's last Symphony in C major has been kept in mind as well, but owing to its "heavenly length" and its status as a classical symphony "and at the same time a romantic symphony, the greatest of the romantic symphonies,"<ref>Bernard Shore, ''Sixteen Symphonies'' Hyperion Press, Westport, Connecticut (1979) p. 79</ref> it proved less suitable as a model for a Symphony fit for a King.
    
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