The beginnings of Haydn’s motet Insanae et vanae curae (Insane and stupid worries flood our mind) began in with the composition of his. Although not, in my opinion, the finest of Haydn’s late half-dozen Masses (that accolade goes to the Theresienmesse), the so-called Nelson Mass – composed in. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Insanae et Vanae Curae, motet for on AllMusic.

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I recently vannae this marvelous piece on a recording by St. Newer Post Older Post Home. The incorporation of the stormy D minor ferment which is Insanae et vanae curae as the offertory motet is a masterstroke.

John’s College Choir, featuring the version with choir insnae organ. That is guaranteed here as the four soloists are all members of the choir. I think I perceived it as a conflict between war and peace in my soul, even as a ten-year-old.

Insanae et vanae curae (Joseph Haydn)

If God is for you, all things are favorable for you. This seems to be partly compensated for by the part for an organ whose chords in the right hand may imsanae meant as a substitute for the woodwind.

Insanae et vanae curae. Haydn played this part himself in the first performance.

Thursday, July 23, Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’. Although this threat was repelled when the British admiral Lord Nelson won the Battle of the Nile Cyrae Edward Higginbottom, in his liner-notes, points out that this news probably only reached Vienna after the completion of this mass.


The same goes for the short interventions of the soprano which perfectly merge into the tutti. I am sure I shall return to it, and it would be interesting to see other masses performed by these forces.

HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. The best-known and most popular is that it was inspired by political circumstances: English translation Vain and raging cares invade our minds, Madness often fills the heart, robbed of hope, O mortal man, what does it profit to endeavour at worldly things, if you should neglect the heavens?

Joseph Haydn Number of voices: Tess Lowe October 25, at 3: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Tom Edwards gives a beautiful account of his part, but never moves away from the choir.

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Skip to main content. Views Read View source View history. So, setting aside the historical considerations mentioned vvanae, this is a very good recording of one of Haydn’s masterworks. A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, a modern interpreter doing the same another. Some suggest that the dramatic character of this mass, and especially the extended role of the insaanae and timpani in the Kyrie and the latter part of the Sanctus gave food for this connection.

However, throughout the mass its role is rather limited.

The choir is excellent, and so is the orchestra. Retrieved from ” https: James Gibb submitted Christina August 1, at The soloists all do a very good job; only on a couple of occasions did I find Tom Edwards a bit weak on the lowest notes of his solo in ‘Qui tollis’. This is a recording well worth having if, as I you love the final six of Haydn’s fourteen known settings of the Latin mass.


That comes to the fore, vxnae instance, in ‘Qui tollis peccata mundi’ Gloria where Haydn juxtaposes a bass solo and the choir.

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This is apparently a reworking by Haydn of the chorus Svanisce in un momento from his oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia.

This, too, is given a fully nuanced and sprightly performance by both choir and New Century Baroque. This is vxnae favourite choral piece bar none.

The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable. The Prince had disbanded his wind band, and for this mass Haydn had to confine himself to parts for trumpet and timpani in addition to the strings. Insnae perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts!

Then there is another option: Bernard West submitted Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Privacy policy About ChoralWiki Disclaimers. Always On Watch July 23, at 4: As a chorister many years ago I looked forward to singing it more than any other.