"The Creation Mass was composed and first performed during the last decade of Haydn's life in September 1801 at the Bergkirche at the Esterhazy estate in Eisenstadt, on the occasion of the nameday of Princess Maria Hermenegild.
It is one of the six great Mass settings that forms the crowning glory of his vocal music along with “The Creation” and “The Seasons”.
The nickname ""Creation"" stems from Haydn's incorporating into the Gloria movement (at the words ""Qui tollis peccata mundi"") a quotation from Adam and Eve's duet in his oratorio The Creation.
- Full score, hardback (BA4656-01), full score, paperback (BA4656-02), performance material (BA4656) and vocal score (BA4656-90) available for sale
- Urtext from Joseph Haydn Werke, G. Henle Verlag"