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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Insanae et vanae curae Mass No. Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms. 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. Insanae et vanae curae.

There is a certain purity to his music, and that purity leads vanaee to love Haydn’s music more than Mozart’s. Tess Lowe October 25, at 3: 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. John’s College Choir, featuring the version with choir and organ.

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It is included as an independent work in the Haydn catalog but was originally part of Haydn’s oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. If we look at this recording from the perspective of ‘authenticity’ the picture is mixed.

I don’t believe that there is any evidence that Haydn intended it to be included either. The words of this Haydn motet speaks to the time in which we are living right now. The incorporation of the stormy D minor ferment which is Insanae et vanae curae as the offertory motet is a masterstroke. The Mass was originally called Missa in Angustiis which can be translated as Mass in times of trouble or fear. 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.


As far as the performance is indanae, there is hardly anything to dt about.

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This is my favourite choral piece bar none. His singing is nothing short of miraculous but at the same time he is very much part of a whole.

Views Read View source View history. The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable.

If God is for you, all things are favorable for you. Edward Higginbottom Number of Discs: The role of the trumpets and timpani is even more striking because of the lack of woodwind and horns.

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Yes, Haydn’s other works are perhaps more famous, but this is the one that really stirs my heart. Usually ships in 24 hours.

One could quibble about the lack of Germanic Latin vana but overall this is a polished disc of great music and deserves to be widely heard. Here the soprano has been given a virtuosic role, not unlike that of an opera star.

Composition Artist Credits Mass No. Review This Title Share on Facebook. Today this mass is best-known as Nelson Mass. The key moments in this mass are well worked out. Although this threat was repelled when the British admiral Lord Nelson won the Battle of the Nile August Edward Higginbottom, in his liner-notes, points out that this news probably only reached Vienna after the completion of this mass.


In between the Credo and the Sanctus Higginbottom has inserted the chorus Insanae et cjrae curae, where in the liturgy the Offertory is performed. Whether in its present form it is from Haydn’s pen is not known, but Higginbottom believes that stylistically it fits the Mass well and its content is also suitable.

As a chorister many years ago I looked forward to singing it more than any other. The soprano vocal part is remarkable.

This is now one of my favorite choral pieces of all time. However, throughout the mass its role is rather limited. This avnae to be partly compensated for by the part for an organ whose chords in the right hand may be meant as a substitute for the woodwind.

A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, insqnae modern interpreter doing the same another. Tom Edwards gives a beautiful account of his part, but never moves away from the choir. Christina August 1, at Always On Watch July 23, at 4: 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 insaane until the end.

Robbins Landon, is “arguably Haydn’s greatest work.