Selected texts by Joseph Haydn, hand-curated by voice type

Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn, born March 31, 1732, was an Austrian composer. Haydn had involvement in the development of chamber music and is sometimes known as the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet.”

Haydn was a court musician for a good portion of his career, which largely isolated him from other composers and music trends.

A celebrated European composer, Haydn was friend and mentor to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and teacher to Ludwig von Beethoven. Haydn passed away May 31, 1809.

Learn more about Joseph Haydn via Wikipedia here.

Hand-curated by voice type, a selection of texts available on IPA Source, as set by Joseph Haydn:

 

SOPRANO

Quis non posset contristari

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/quis-non-posset-contristari.html

Listen to Filomena Amaro: https://youtu.be/huiACR7k318

 

Trinche vaine allegramente

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/trinche-vaine-allegramente.html

Listen to Juliane Banse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCwa2TmQcyI

 

Auf starkem Fittiche

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/auf-starkem-fittiche.html

Listen to Elisabeth Grümmer: https://youtu.be/7y5C0QvobGY

 

Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/mit-staunen-sieht-das-wunderwerk.html

Listen to Lisa Milne with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and Netherlands Radio Choir: https://youtu.be/ULnraLsaTyc

 

Nun beut die Flur

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/nun-beut-die-flur.html

Listen to Sally Matthews with the London Symphony Orchestra: https://youtu.be/BQoNM-f9G0w

 

Licht und Leben sind geschwächet

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/licht-und-leben-sind-geschwachet.html

Listen to Helen Donath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcFvlmhg_O0

 

Welche Labung für die Sinne

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/welche-labung-fur-die-sinne.html

Listen to Mara Mastalir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T6DgO3q7uk

 

MEZZO / CONTRALTO

Fac me vere tecum flere

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/fac-me-vere-tecum-flere.html

Listen to Klara Takacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PcGZ5tPMqE

 

TENOR

Io sposar l’empio tiranno

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/io-sposar-l-empio-tiranno.html

Listen to Fritz Wunderlich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra50gLKfvtM

 

Mit Würd’ und Hoheit angetan

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/mit-wurd-und-hoheit-angetan.html

Listen to Fritz Wunderlich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KDiZ0TuQ9M

 

Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/nun-schwanden-vor-dem-heiligen-strahle.html

Listen to Josef Protschka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y24tP7zwxDw

 

Dem Druck erlieget die Natur

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/dem-druck-erlieget-die-natur.html

Listen to  Siegfried Jerusalem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ9494Kf2bM

 

Hier steht der Wand’rer nun

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/hier-steht-der-wand-rer-nun.html

Listen to Claes H. Ahnsjö: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCc1K_IhpMw

 

Fac me cruce custodiri

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/fac-me-cruce-custodiri.html

Listen to Claes-Håkon Ahnsjö: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkoWST3UyY0&list=PLj0bGFv6iK5s-EJnM0p62Z-Ik_UQDmYGC&index=10

 

Vado a pugnar contento

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/vado-a-pugnar-contento.html

Listen to Hermann Prey & Gundula Janowitz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZYJNNL-tvw

 

BARITONE

Dice benissimo

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/dice-benissimo.html

Listen to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDaavjovO6A

 

Se dal suo braccio oppresso

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/se-dal-suo-braccio-oppresso.html

Listen to Samuel Ramey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86g34J6hLpw

Teco lo guida al campo

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/teco-lo-guida-al-campo.html

Listen to Thomas Quasthoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668OcxuPBtw

 

BASS

Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/nun-scheint-in-vollem-glanze-der-himmel.html

 

Schon eilet froh der Ackersmann

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/schon-eilet-froh-der-ackersmann.html

 

Der muntre Hirt versammelt nun

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/der-muntre-hirt-versammelt-nun.html

 

Erblicke hier, betörter Mensch

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/erblicke-hier-betorter-mensch.html

 

Seht: auf die breiten Wiesen hin

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/seht-auf-die-breiten-wiesen-hin.html

 

Un cor si tenero

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/un-cor-si-tenero.html

 

Il pensier sta negl’oggetto

IPA Source: https://www.ipasource.com/il-pensier-sta-negl-oggetto.html

 

Are you interested in The Fach System? Check out our blog series here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.