Missa in angustiis

composition for chorus and orchestra by Joseph Haydn

The Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times) is one of fourteen masses written by Joseph Haydn. It is also called Nelson mass, because it was first performed after Lord Horatio Nelson won a battle against Napoleon Bonaparte. It was written in 1798. It is one of the six masses Haydn wrote towards the end of his life.