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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The incorporation of the stormy D minor ferment which is Insanae et vanae curae as the offertory motet is a masterstroke. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. In masses of the time the soloists mostly play a modest role, and are sometimes used as a ‘small choir’ to create contrasts.
That comes to the fore, for instance, in ‘Qui tollis peccata mundi’ Gloria where Haydn juxtaposes a bass solo and the choir. 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.
As admirable as Jonty Ward’s singing is – and I enjoyed it much more than other recordings with a female soprano – it seems hardly in line with the historical circumstances.
HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae |
John’s College Choir, featuring the version with choir and organ. 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. Yes, Haydn’s other works are perhaps more famous, but this is the one that really stirs my heart. Newer Post Older Post Home. 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.
HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae
Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, a modern interpreter doing the same another. The words of this Haydn motet speaks to the time in which we are living right now.
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. Scholars have suggested several explanations.
Curxe 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. Edward Higginbottom Number of Discs: There is a certain purity to his music, and that purity leads me to love Haydn’s music more than Mozart’s. The role of inxanae trumpets and timpani is even more striking because of the lack of woodwind and horns.
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Posted by Alan Beggerow at 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.
That is guaranteed here as the four soloists are all members of the choir. As a chorister many years ago I looked forward to singing it more than any other. This is apparently a reworking by Haydn of the chorus Svanisce in un momento from his oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia.
curea This is now one of my favorite choral pieces of all time. The choir is excellent, and so is the orchestra. Keyboard arrangement largely follows Joseph Barnby ‘s version. Insanae et vanae curae Composer: The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.
Haydn J – Insanae et vanae curae
The best-known and most popular is that it was inspired by political circumstances: This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Tom Edwards gives a beautiful account of his part, but never moves away from the choir. 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.
If we look at this recording from the perspective of ‘authenticity’ the picture is mixed.