From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Mass No. 13 in B flat major, Hob. 22/13, was composed by Joseph Haydn in 1801.[1] It is known as the Schöpfungsmesse or Creation Mass because for the words "Qui tollis peccata mundi" in the Gloria, Haydn recycled music from the Adam and Eve's final duet in The Creation,[2] a fact which scandalized Empress Maria Theresa so much that she ordered Haydn to recompose that passage for her own copy of the work.[3]


  1. ^ p. 132 (1974) Hugues
  2. ^ p. 282 (1992) Holoman
  3. ^ p. 652 (2009) Heartz

See also[edit]


  • Heartz (2009) Daniel. New York. Mozart, Haydn and Early Beethoven: 1781 — 1802 W. W. Norton & Co.
  • Holoman (1992) D. Kern. New York Evenings with the Orchestra: a Norton Companion for Concertgoers W. W. Norton & Co.
  • Hughes (1974) Rosemary. London. Haydn J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd

External links[edit]