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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His singing is nothing short of miraculous but at the same time he is very much part of a whole. Christina August 1, at This is now one of my favorite choral pieces of all time. Here the soprano has been given a virtuosic role, vanaee unlike that of te opera star. In between the Credo and the Sanctus Higginbottom has inserted the chorus Insanae et vanae curae, where in the liturgy the Offertory is performed.

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.


Largo E-flat major Recit. Vain and raging cares invade our minds, Madness often fills the heart, robbed of hope, O mortal man, what does it profit to endeavour at worldly things, if you should neglect the heavens? Insanae et vanae curae Mass No. Largo F Major Recit. Some suggest that the dramatic character of this mass, and especially the extended role of the trumpets and timpani in the Kyrie and the latter part of the Sanctus gave food for this connection.

Thursday, July 23, Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’.

Andante E Major Recit. Scholars have suggested several explanations. Skip to main content. Westdeutscher Rundfunk Reissue Schattdorf: The words insaane this Haydn motet speaks to the time in which we are living right now.

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

A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, a modern interpreter doing naydn same another. Arranger Hans Michel Schlettererpiano reduction.

HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae

This is apparently a insznae by Haydn of the chorus Svanisce in un momento from his oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. It is included as an independent work in the Haydn catalog but was originally part of Haydn’s oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. Franz Joseph Haydn Performer: 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’.


I think I perceived it as a conflict between war and peace in my soul, even as a ten-year-old. This is my favourite choral piece bar none.

Robbins Landon, is “arguably Haydn’s greatest work. Insanae et canae curae Composer: Keyboard arrangement largely follows Joseph Barnby ‘s version. John’s College Choir, featuring the version with choir and organ.

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In some performances that is exposed by a very operatic way of singing, with heavy vibrato and all. Friedrich Wilhelm Markull The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts!

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There are other explanations. Andante F Major Recit.