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Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War in Full Score
     

Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War in Full Score

by Joseph Haydn (Composer)
 

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) enlarged and enriched the many musical forms in which he composed — symphony, quartet, sonata, mass, and oratorio among them — with rare expressiveness, freshness of vision, and brilliant and refined musicianship. His "Nelson" Mass and Mass in Time of War are two of his finest works, nominally associated with

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Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) enlarged and enriched the many musical forms in which he composed — symphony, quartet, sonata, mass, and oratorio among them — with rare expressiveness, freshness of vision, and brilliant and refined musicianship. His "Nelson" Mass and Mass in Time of War are two of his finest works, nominally associated with war, but richly devotional in spirit and exemplary in their elegant synthesis of vocal and instrumental music.
Both were written in the late 1790s, when Europe was at war. Portions of the "Nelson" Mass are thought to mark the news of Admiral Nelson's victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile, which altered Napoleon's planned conquest of Egypt and made Nelson a national hero. Both masses were first performed at Eisenstadt, the Austrian country estate of the Esterhazy family, Haydn's lifelong patrons. The scores are reprinted here from authoritative German editions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486281087
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Edition description:
C.F. Peters edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), one of the most prolific and prominent musicians of the Classical era, wrote in every genre. Friend to Mozart and teacher of Beethoven, he standardized the four-movement structure of the quartet, the form for which he is best known.

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