SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 clarinos/trumpets, timpani, 2 violin, viola, basso continuo
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Andreas Traub. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Joseph Haydn. German title: Harmoniemesse in B XXII:14. Latin Masses. Full score. Hob. XXII:14. 216 pages. Duration 45 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4061200).
Item Number: CA.4061200
ISBN M-007-09092-0. Key: B-dur (b-flat major). Language: Latin.
The Harmoniemesse is the last of the "High Masses" which Haydn composed between 1796 and 1802 for the name day of the Princess Esterhazy, and at the same time it was the last composition which Haydn ever completed. It was given its name because of the important role which the wind instruments play in the Mass. In a number of passages the present critical edition differs from previous editions and, consequently, it follows other readings of the sources. Hence it is also to be regarded as a contribution towards a new evaluation of the work.