Haydn's Choral Works

Missa Brevis

Missa Cellensis


Il ritorno di Tobia

The Creation

The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten)

Haydn's Late Masses

In his old age, his active reemployment by his fourth prince (Esterházy) required him to write a Mass for the nameday of the Princess Marie Hermenegild.  Six works resulted from this duty which display varying enthusiasm on the part of Haydn.  There are pages in these works which seem to go through the motions with little inspiration evident.

Mass in Time of War (Missa in tempore belli)

Heiligmesse (Missa St. Bernardi von Offida)

Mass for Troubled Times (Missa in angustiis - "Nelson" Mass)


The Creation Mass (Schöpfungsmesse)

Wind-Band Mass (Harmoniemesse)