Programme notes by Roger Tilley Most of us have heard music by Joseph Haydn, usually keyboard sonatas or string quartets. This is to be expected since most of his music was composed while he was a court musician. It is his final judgment on the vanity of life, and it is amongst his most dramatic and colourful writing. The organ was relatively insignificant during the Classical period, so there is little written for it by Classical composers. Although Haydn played the organ, his only work for the instrument was a concerto. However, his keyboard sonatas are readily adaptable to performance on the organ, as we shall hear in the Sonata in D.

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Mole Joseph Haydn Number of voices: The words of this Haydn motet speaks to the time in which we are living right now. As insane as the performance is concerned, there is hardly anything to complain about. I think I perceived it as a conflict between war and peace in my soul, even as a ten-year-old.

Tom Edwards gives a beautiful account of his part, but never moves away from the choir. Here the soprano has been given a virtuosic role, not unlike that of an opera star. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. In some performances that is exposed by a very operatic way of singing, with heavy vibrato and all. The incorporation of the stormy D minor ferment which is Insanae et vanae curae as the offertory motet is a masterstroke.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log eh Request account. Many excellent recordings abound but none has such a particular drawing point as on the disc released here, which features the treble Jonty Ward singing the soprano solos. This performance is a team effort, and that gives it a great amount of coherence. Insznae singing is nothing short of miraculous but at the same time he is very much part of a whole.

The role of the trumpets and timpani is even more striking because of the lack of woodwind and horns. James Gibb submitted Again there are various explanations as to when and how his name became associated with it. Scholars have suggested several explanations. Insanae et vanae curae. Insanae et vanae curae The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable. A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, a modern interpreter doing the same another.

Christina August 1, at In between the Credo and the Sanctus Higginbottom has inserted the chorus Insanae et vanae curae, where in the liturgy the Offertory is performed. Haydn played this part himself in the first performance. Today this mass is best-known as Nelson Mass. I am sure I shall return to it, and it would be interesting to see other masses performed by these forces.

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