"Okay, first movement well done I think. Second
movement finished, nice melody and harmony. Now
for the third movement, a minuet. Oh, lord. Do I have
to write another minuet? Yes, I suppose I do."
"Why don't you write one of those nifty scherzos
of yours instead, Herr Haydn? I really like the
"Or you might just use a quicker section put into
a piece that is essentially one movement. You wouldn't
even have to call it a scherzo or minuet. Just my
opinion of course."
"Well my own 'scherzos' if you are of the narrow
intellectual persuasion to call them that typically
last about two and a half measures. Ha! Now you
hear it, now you don't!"