Between 1796 and 1802 Haydn composed 6 great Masses to celebrate the name day of Princess Maria Hermenegild, the wife of his patron Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy II.
The Theresa Mass was the fourth of these composed in 1799 and although the title page of the score simply has the word "Missa" the nickname Theresienmesse remains a matter for speculation, but is usually attributed to the work’s supposed association with Marie Therese, the wife of the Emperor Franz II.
- Urtext from Joseph Haydn Werke
- Full score (with Nelson Mass) (BA4660) available for sale
- Parts (BA4661), vocal score (BA4661-90) and study score format 22.5 x 16.5cm (TP99) available for sale