Haydn, Joseph
Missa in Tempore Belli Hob.XXII:9 "Mass in Time of War"
Edition no.
BA 4652-90
ISMN
9790006452156
Editor
Landon, Howard Chandler Robbins / Füssl, Karl Heinz / Landon, Christa
Arranger
Moehn, Heinz
Language(s) of work
Latin
Language(s) of text
German, English
Product format
Vocal Score, Urtext edition
Binding
Paperback
Pages / Format
VI, 152 S. - 27,0 x 19,0 cm
Haydn was in England, in 1795, when he received word from his new Prince, Nicolaus II Esterházy, that the Esterházy orchestra was to be reformed, and Haydn was to serve again as active Capellmeister.

Prince Nicolaus II demanded little from his Capellmeister, except the usual routine of administration; but Haydn was to compose, every year, a new Mass for the name day of the Princess Josepha Maria, which was celebrated the Sunday afterwards in the Bergkirche at Eisenstadt. It is known that a new Haydn mass was performed before a packed congregation in the Piaristenkirche in Vienna on St. Stephen’s Day (26 December) 1796. The writer of these notes examined – when preparing this edition – the music archives of the church, and found contemporary parts on the Missa in tempore belli in the church; and it seems certain that this (and not the Heiligmesse) was the work performed on that occasion, and thus also the work which Haydn had just finished and performed in Eisenstadt.
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