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Mass by Joseph Haydn
Key B-flat major
Catalogue Hob. XXII/13
Composed 1801 (1801)
Vocal SATB choir and soloists
Instrumental orchestra

The Mass No. 13 in B-flat major, Hob. XXII/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


  • 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

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