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Nov. 25 2012

Mass for troubled times

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Choral Hour | Comments Off on Mass for troubled times

In his later years Franz Joseph Haydn personally enjoying great success and fame, but the world around him was in trouble.  In 1798 Haydn wrote Missa in Angustiis (“Mass for troubled times”) which may have been premiered the day Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon  in the Battle of the Nile.  This late mass would gradually be called “Lord Nelson Mass.”  It’s the first work on today’s choral hour.  Listen as well for some outgoing music by Estonian composer,

 

 

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Kati is WBJC's Operations Director and weekend host. Her full bio can be read here.

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