Haydn wrote his first mass as a youth when he and his brother still sang as boy sopranos at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. Presumably, he wrote the two ornamented solo voices for himself and his brother. With numerous short interjections the choir joins in effectively in the jubilation of the solo sopranos - if it can hear the solo voices this is useful for finding its entry notes with certainty.
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Performers: Ann Hoyt (soprano 1), Julie Liston (soprano 2), Richard Lippold (basso) – Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra – J. Owen Burdick
- Joseph Haydn Personal details