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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The solo voices are always part of the ensemble, and should blend with each other and with the choir.

Today this mass is best-known as Nelson Mass. Tom Edwards gives a beautiful account of his part, but never moves away from the choir. Allegro moderato D minor Recit. Tess Lowe October 25, at 3: The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts!

Adagio E-flat major Recit. It is included as an independent work in the Haydn catalog but was originally part of Haydn’s oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia. Retrieved from ” https: This, too, is given a fully nuanced and sprightly performance by both choir and New Century Baroque.

The words of this Haydn motet curse to the time in which we insanas living right now. 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.


One could insanse about the lack of Germanic Latin pronunciation but overall this is inaanae polished disc of great music and deserves to be widely heard. The adaptation of the orchestral scoring of the motet Insanae et vanae curae is questionable. Allegro A Major Recit. Andante F Major Recit. The same goes for the short interventions of the soprano which perfectly merge into the tutti. 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.

Bernard West submitted Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the banae, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. That is guaranteed here as the four soloists are all members of the te. Wikipedia article – Fiche de la BnF. 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.

Then there is another option: The Prince dt disbanded his wind band, and for this mass Haydn had to confine himself to parts for trumpet and timpani in addition to the strings. This is my favourite choral piece bar none.


The best-known and most popular is that it was inspired by political circumstances: Naxos Javascript not enabled. Here the soprano has been given a virtuosic role, not unlike that of an opera star. Andante D Major Chorus Fugue. Largo F Major Recit. Giovanni Gastone Boccherini What a thrill it would be to sing this with a choir! Il Ritorno di Tobia, Hob. Javascript is required for this feature.

Haydn J – Insanae et vanae curae

As a chorister many years ago I looked forward to singing it more than any other. This seems to be partly compensated for by the part for an organ whose chords in the right hand may be meant as a substitute for the woodwind.

James Gibb submitted hayn Largo E-flat major Recit. 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 J – Insanae et vanae curae | The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

A composer adapting his score to different circumstances is one thing, a modern interpreter doing the same another. Robbins Landon, is “arguably Haydn’s greatest work. Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms.

Allegro moderato C Major Recit.