Haydn: Mass in Time of War & Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

Posted on Jul 12, 2005

Franz Joseph Haydn: Mass in Time of War

(Second Mass in C, “Paukenmesse,” “Missa in Tempore Belli”)

Program notes by Michael Moore (Mendelssohn Club) (no, not *that* Michael Moore!)

Program notes by Jim Svejda (Memphis Symphony)

Program notes plus text & translation (San Francisco Lyric Chorus)
(also includes Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem)

CD Recordings

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, Philips
Recording info. at Decca
Also available in 3-CD set of Haydn’s six late masses:
Recording info. at Decca

George Guest, St. John’s College Choir, Cambridge, & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Double Decca (1965)
Recording info. at Decca
Also available in a 7-CD set of 13 Haydn masses:
Recording info. at Decca

Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90, Chandos (1997)
Recording info. at Chandos

Helmuth Rilling, Bach Collegium, Hanssler Classics
Recording info. at Music & Vision

Bruno Weil, Tölz Boys Choir & Tafelmusik, Sony Vivarte (1995)
Recording info. at Sony Classical

CD Reviews

by Gerald French at Classical Net (Gardiner)

from Gramophone Magazine at the Boychoir Symposium (Weil)
(also a review of Bach Mass in B Minor)

by David Hurwitz at ClassicsToday (Hickox)

by Basil Ramsey at Music & Vision (Rilling)

by Kenneth Sanson at Classical CD Review (Hickox)

Composer Web Site

Classical Music Pages


Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

Program notes by Michael Moore (Mendelssohn Club)

Program notes plus text & translation (San Francisco Lyric Chorus)
(also includes Haydn: Mass in Time of War)

CD Recordings

Matthew Best, Corydon Orchestra & Singers, Hyperion (1992)
Recording info. at Hyperion

Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, EMI Classics (2 CDs)
Recording info. at EMI Classics

Conductor’s pick:

Richard Hickox, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, EMI
Recording info. at EMI Classics

Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Telarc (1999)
Recording info. at Telarc

Bryden Thomson, London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Chandos
Recording info. at Chandos

CD Reviews

by Christopher Howell at MusicWeb (Boult)

by Steve Schwartz at Classical Net (Shaw, Boult)

by Steve Schwartz at Classical Net (Hickox)

Composer Web Sites

RVW Society

Jaron Collis’s RVW page


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