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Haydn: Masses, Vol. 6

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Missa brevis, for 2 sopranos, chorus, organ & strings in F major, H. 22/1
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Mass for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in B flat major ("Harmoniemesse"), H. 22/14
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Notes & Reviews:

The Missa brevis in F is Haydn’s earliest authenticated Mass and was written shortly before his departure from St Stephen’s in Vienna, where he had been recruited as a choirboy around 1740. Haydn himself, on rediscovering the work almost fifty years later, said he admired it for ‘the melody and a certain youthful fire’. In contrast, the Harmoniemesse, written for the nameday festivities of Prince Nicolaus II’s wife in 1802, was to be Haydn’s last major composition. Using a full Harmonie (wind band), the work’s expressive intensity belies the end of its composer’s career.

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On this delightful new disc Haydn's first and last masses, Naxos further their relationship with Trinity Choir... Under their conductor, James Owen Burdick, Trinity Choir gives a charming and infectious account. Burdick's speeds are perhaps on the steady side, but things never plod and soloists, chorus and orchestra deliver crisp, nicely articulated music.

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Recording information: Trinity Church, New York.



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Missa brevis, for 2 sopranos, chorus, organ & strings in F major, H. 22/1
  • Performers: Ann Hoyt (Soprano); Richard Lippold (Bass); Julie Liston (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Owen Burdick
  • Notes: Trinity Church, New York (05/23/2001-05/24/2001)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1749

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Mass for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in B flat major ("Harmoniemesse"), H. 22/14
  • Performers: Daniel Mutlu (Tenor); Andrew Nolen (Bass Baritone); Nacole Palmer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jane Glover
  • Notes: Trinity Church, New York (05/23/2001-05/24/2001)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1802