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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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This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat vanze Bernard West submitted Robbins Landon, is “arguably Haydn’s greatest work. James Gibb submitted Thursday, July 23, Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’. There is a certain purity to his music, and that purity leads insane to love Haydn’s music more than Mozart’s. The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable.

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Haydn J – Insanae et vanae curae

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Why Read more exactly Haydn gave this name is not quite clear. As a chorister many years ago I st forward to singing it more than any other.

In masses of the time the soloists mostly play a modest role, and are sometimes used as a ‘small choir’ to create contrasts. This is my favourite choral piece bar none. John’s College Choir, featuring the version with choir and organ. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts!


The soprano vocal part is remarkable. Insanae et vanae curae.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Review This Title Share on Facebook. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. In jnsanae the Credo and the Sanctus Higginbottom has inserted the chorus Insanae et vanae curae, where in the liturgy the Offertory is performed.

This is now one of my favorite choral pieces of all time.

Musical Musings: Haydn – Motet ‘Insanae et vanae curae’

Posted by Alan Beggerow at What a thrill it would be to sing this with a choir! Haydn played this part himself in the first performance. However, Haydn himself seems to have had a rather ‘liberal’ approach to the way his music was treated as can be concluded from, for instance, his attitude towards various arrangements insznae the Sieben Worte.

However, throughout the mass its role is rather limited. So, setting aside the historical considerations mentioned above, this is a very cirae recording of one of Haydn’s masterworks.

Haydn J – Insanae et vanae curae | The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

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. Featured Popular Ensembles Eg of St. I don’t currae that there is any evidence that Haydn intended it to be included either. I think I perceived it as a conflict between war and peace in my soul, even as a ten-year-old.


Privacy policy About ChoralWiki Disclaimers. Insanae et vanae curae Mass No. If God is for you, all things are favorable for you. 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.

HAYDN Nelson Mass. Insanae et vanae curae

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. Then there is another option: The role of the trumpets and timpani is even more striking because of the lack of woodwind and horns.

That is guaranteed here as the four soloists are all members of the choir. The solo voices are always part of the ensemble, and should blend with each other and with the choir.

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 cyrae solo in ‘Qui tollis’.