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Classical Classics

11 January 2021

We return for our third full term at Home Choir via Zoom work on a programme of music by Haydn, Mozart, and their contemporaries, as the basis for a future concert programme. We had anticipated, before the advent of Covid-19, to be working through a series of Great Oratorios in 2021, and this term we should have been singing Haydn’s The Creation. Sadly, this was not to be, but our ever-prepared MD has put together a fascinating sequence of music which honours the choruses of The Creation and puts them into context.

Luigi Gatti (1740-1817)
J. M. Haydn (1736-1806)
 F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)
W. A. Mozart (1756-91)

The major work in the programme is Gatti’s Schöpfungsmesse (Creation Mass) in which the composer sensitively adapts entire movements from The Creation to the liturgical text of the Mass. Mozart and Haydn are represented in two other famous Latin texts, the Magnificat and Te Deum respectively, as well as Haydn’s dramatic motet, Insanæ et vanæ curæ (which has nothing to do with Insane and vain curates!). The famous Haydn’s (Franz Joseph) brother (Johann Michael) is also represented in his beautiful Nunc dimittis.

Mag Dr Eva Neumayr

Over the term we will have full rehearsals, sectional rehearsals, and we welcome guests to our Fridays at Four expert sessions including Mag. Dr Eva Neumayr, archivist at the Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria, and custodian of the music archive for the Archdiocese of Salzburg.

 • Schöpfungsmesse - Luigi Gatti (1740-1817) after F. J. Haydn
 • Insanæ et vanæ curæ - F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)
 • Magnificat, K. 193 - W. A. Mozart (1756-91)
 • Nunc dimittis, M. 355 - J. M Haydn (1737-1806)
 • Te Deum in C “Marie Therese" - F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)