Joseph Haydn: Missa brevis in F major

Joseph Haydn

Missa brevis in F major

Hob. XXII:1, 1749-50 (?)

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Despite all of its folk-line simplicity of melody, Haydn's first mass contains a pious note that, just like its youthful verve, still was to hold fascination for him in his late years when, in 1805, he re-orchestrated his first work. The first version of the mass is considered to have been composed in 1749 or 1750. It was around the same time that Pope Benedict XIV treated questions concerning church music in his encyclical "Annus qui" in which he condemned the frequently operatic style of church music and demanded liturgical music that revealed an awareness of its religious purpose and that sought to fulfill it with simple means of musical expression. In its liturgical attitude Haydn's first mass is anchorded in this point of view (that to a great extent corresponded to the general standpoint of the churches of the eighteenth century).

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Willi Schulze Personal details

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Joseph Haydn Personal details

Reviews

Eine echte Überraschung. Von der ersten Messe Haydns hatte ich ein unbedeutendes Frühwerk erwartet. Dabei hat diese Messe insbesondere durch die originelle Besetzung einen großen Seltenheitswert. Die wichtigsten Akteure sind die beiden Sopransolisten (sonst gibt es keine Soli). Sie singen durchweg und den ganzen Text. Oft gemeinsam und wenn, dann nur unisono mit dem Chor, der dadurch bestärkende Wirkung erhält. Dann wieder in virtuosen und schnellen Koloraturen, teilweise terzelnd, teilweise in verschiedener Bewegung sich die Bälle zuwerfend. Das macht Spaß! Wenn Sie also zwei gute Sopranistinnen haben, die gut miteinander harmonieren und Freude am Duett haben: Führen Sie diese Messe auf!

Kirchenmusik im Bistum Limburg, 2/2010