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Saturday 26 March 2022, 7:30pm

St Saviour's Church, St Albans

Exsultate, Jubilate

Bach - Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!

Mozart - Exsultate, Jubilate

Haydn - Te Deum

Haydn - Nelson Mass in D minor, Hob.XXII:11

Conducted by Rufus Frowde

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Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! (Resound, ye drums! Ring out, ye trumpets!), is a secular cantata by J S Bach, composed in 1733 for the birthday of Maria Josepha, Queen of Poland and Electress of Saxony.
In the work the dedicatee is addressed by allegorical figures representing Roman and Greek goddesses of war and peace.

Exsultate, Jubilate is a very popular motet for soprano solo. It was first performed just a few days before Mozart’s seventeenth birthday.

Haydn's Te Deum is a magnificent choral drama in three parts. It was composed around 1799, to a commission from Empress Marie Therese, but its first recorded performance was not until 1800 at Eisenstadt, the home of the Esterhazy family, to celebrate Lord Nelson's (and Lady Hamilton's) arrival there. The Te Deum is a choral work throughout, without the solo sections that are heard in Haydn's masses and other sacred works.

Precisely how the Nelson Mass became so called is not known. The summer of 1798 was a terrifying time for Austria, and when Haydn finished this mass, his own title was Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times). However within months of the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) this mass had become known as the Nelson Mass.

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