The String Quartet in A Major by Franz Joseph Haydn (arranged by Adam Foster) was originally written for string quartet. It is a great vehicle to introduce your students to one of the great masters of the Classical era. The quartet is arranged for four guitars and while the first part is the most advanced, all parts interact thoroughly throughout the expansive work. It is full of Haydn wittiness from rhythmic displacements of the theme to clever jokes passed around the ensemble in the Minuet. The entire work is about 18 minutes in length but any of the movements stand well by themselves. Careful attention has been given to the arrangement so that the guitar parts are idiomatically written and easily performed by an advanced guitar ensemble.