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. Il Ritorno di Tobia, :1 (Haydn, Joseph) .. Le motet Insanae et vanae curae/Des Staubes eitle Sorgen (:1/13c), est une adaptation pour choeur à.

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I recently discovered this marvelous piece on a recording by St. John’s College Choir, featuring the version with choir and organ. If you are a insahae, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. This performance is a team effort, and that gives it a great amount of coherence. MusicXML source file is in compressed.

Haydn J – Insanae et vanae curae

Original text and translations Latin text Insanae et vanae curae invadunt mentes nostras, saepe furore replent corda, privata spe, Quid prodest O mortalis conari pro mundanis, si coelos negligas, Sunt fausta tibi cuncta, si Deus est pro te.

Javascript is required for this feature. Thursday, July 23, Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’. Adagio D major Recit. The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable.


Musical Musings: Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’

inssnae Yes, Haydn’s other works are perhaps more famous, but this is the one that really stirs my heart. 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.

If we look at this recording from the perspective of ‘authenticity’ the picture is mixed. Usually ships in 24 hours. Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms. Skip to main content. The Mass was originally called Missa in Angustiis which can be translated as Mass in times of trouble or fear.

HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae |

This, too, is given a fully nuanced and sprightly performance by both choir and New Century Baroque. One could quibble about the lack of Germanic Latin pronunciation but overall ahydn is a polished disc of great music and deserves to be widely heard. Allegro moderato D minor Recit. Allegro F Minor Chorus.

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

This is now one of my favorite choral pieces of all time.

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Haydn played this part himself in the first performance. I think I perceived it as a conflict between war and peace in my soul, even as a ten-year-old. The fact that the ‘war’ part is repeated after the ‘peace’ section very powerfully represents a back-and-forth battle between the two, and it’s not clear which will win until the end.

A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, a modern interpreter doing the same another. Tess Lowe October 25, at 3: 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’.

Christina August 1, at Posted by Alan Beggerow at Here the soprano has been given a virtuosic role, not unlike that of an opera star. I don’t believe that there is any evidence that Haydn intended it to be included either.