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Collectors Edition: Haydn - The Complete Masses; Stabat Mater / Judith Nelson, Martyn Hill, Emma Kirkby, Margaret Cable, David Thomas [8 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

8 CDs, capbox. Iconic performances of Haydn's glorious settings of the Mass from three pre-eminent choral conductors brought together for the first time, spanning the lifetime of a profoundly devout composer. Features John Eliot Gardiner, George Guest and Simon Preston.

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Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir as ever sings with passion [and] brilliance...


Works:

Stabat Mater, H 20 bis by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Alfreda Hodgson (Alto), Arleen Augér (Soprano),
Gwynne Howell (Bass)
Conductor: Laszlo Heltay
Orchestra/Ensemble: Argo Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1767; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Missa Cellensis in honorem, H 22 no 5 “Cäcilienmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Margaret Cable (Alto), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Judith Nelson (Soprano),
David Thomas (Bass)
Conductor: Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1766; Eszterhazá, Hungary
Language: Latin

Missa in honorem BVM, H 22 no 4 “Grosse Orgelmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor), Judith Nelson (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto),
David Thomas (Bass)
Conductor: Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical
Written: by 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Missa Sancti Nicolai, H 22 no 6 “Nikolaimesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: David Thomas (Bass), Shirley Minty (Alto), Judith Nelson (Soprano),
Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
Conductor: Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Missa brevis in F major, H 22 no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano)
Conductor: Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical
Written: ?1749; Vienna, Austria

Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida, H 22 no 10 “Heiligmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Brindley Sherratt (Bass), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor), Joanne Lunn (Soprano),
Angharad Gruffydd Jones (Soprano), Elinor Carter (Alto), Julian Clarkson (Bass),
Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria

Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 “Nelsonmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Sally Bruce-Payne (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Butterfield (Tenor), Donna Brown (Soprano),
Gerald Finley (Bass)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria

Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 12 “Theresien-Messe” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Peter Butterfield (Tenor), Donna Brown (Soprano), Sally Bruce-Payne (Mezzo Soprano),
Gerald Finley (Bass)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria

Missa in tempore belli, H 22 no 9 “Paukenmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Joanne Lunn (Soprano),
Brindley Sherratt (Bass)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria

Missa Cellensis, H 22 no 8 “Mariazellermesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Helen Watts (Contralto (Female alto)), Robert Tear (Tenor), Jennifer Smith (Soprano),
Benjamin Luxon (Bass)
Conductor: George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge St John’s College Choir, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical
Written: 1782; Eszterhazá, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1977

Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 13 “Schöpfungmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: April Cantelo (Soprano), Forbes Robinson (Bass), Robert Tear (Tenor),
Helen Watts (Contralto (Female alto))
Conductor: George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge St John’s College Choir, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1967-9

Missa Rorate coeli desuper, H 22 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music, Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical
Written: Austria
Date of Recording: 1979

Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, H 22 no 7 “Kleine Orgelmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: John Scott (Organ), Jennifer Smith (Soprano)
Conductor: George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Cambridge St. John’s College Choir
Period: Classical
Written: by 1778; Eszterhazá, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1977
Venue: Chapel, St. John’s College, Cambridge
Length: 19 Minutes 29 Secs.
Language: Latin

Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 14 “Harmoniemesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Joseph Rouleau (Bass), Alexander Young (Tenor), Helen Watts (Alto),
Erna Spoorenberg (Soprano), Brian Runnett (Organ)
Conductor: George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Cambridge St. John’s College Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1966
Venue: Chapel, St. John’s College, Cambridge
Length: 40 Minutes 36 Secs.
Language: Latin

Insanae et vanae curae, B 8 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical
Written: by 1798; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/2001
Venue: The Colosseum, Watford, England
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs.
Language: Latin

Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 12 “Theresien-Messe” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/1997
Venue: Colosseum, Watford, England
Length: 42 Minutes 25 Secs.
Language: Latin





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