Video: Le Parlement de Musique Performs Joseph Haydn

16

March
2011

Le Parlement de Musique in concert (photo: courtesy of the ensemble)

Joseph Haydn‘s Missa in Angustiis (“Mass for troubled times”) is one of fourteen masses he composed and probably the most oft-performed choral work by him.

It’s sometimes referred to as the Imperial or Coronation Mass, yet it’s commonly known as the “Nelson Mass” after Admiral Horatio Nelson, a title that supposedly took hold after Nelson’s forces defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of the Nile.

Here’s the French choir and period instrument orchestra Le Parlement de Musique performing the Kyrie.

Martin Gester directs.

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