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Symphony No. 22, in E flat Mass in Time of War
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano) Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Hervey Alan (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Charles Spinks (organ)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Fifth of twelve programmes of Havdn's choral works. Another performance: Wednesday, 7.10. Next concert: June 3
It was in 1796, when Napoleon's army was advancing irom Italy and threatening Vienna, that Haydn wrote his Mass in C major, to which he gave the Latin title Missa in tempore belli. The work is also sometimes known as the ' Kettledrum ' Mass. The background of war is suggested in the Agnus Dei by the use of trumpets and drums (thus anticipating Beethoven's employment of them in his Missa Solcnnis), and by the fanfare of wind instruments at the beginning of the Dona nobis pacem. H. R.

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Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Hervey Alan
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Chorus-Master: Charles Spinks
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conducted By: Walter Goehr

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