Variations on a Theme by Haydn, arranged here by Mark A. Popkin for Piccolo, Double Wind Quintet, and String Bass, was originally composed by Johannes Brahms in 1873, based on a piece title "Chorale St. Anthoni." Although it is disputed whether or not this chorale was actually composed by Joseph Haydn, the resulting set of variations have since become quite well-known and popular.


  • Piccolo (5th Movement only)
  • 2 Flutes
  • 2 Oboes
  • 2 Clarinets in A (B-flat Clarinet is used on 3rd Movement)
  • 2 Horns
  • 2 Bassoons
  • Contrabass/Contrabassoon (ad lib.)