Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Franz Joseph Haydn

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Down 34. 2nd of Haydn's 3 entries. Lowest ever position — has been in the chart since 1996.

Despite having his own highly virtuosic orchestra, Haydn wrote his Trumpet Concerto for an old friend called Anton Weidinger, who was a member of the imperial court Orchestra in Vienna. Weidinger was also something of an inventor and Haydn composed the concerto for a brand new trumpet, which could play more notes than ever before. The particular incarnation of the instrument has since died out, in favour of the valve version that we hear today.