Ver sacrum seu flores musici : (Salzburg, 1677) / Andreas Hofer ; edited by Kimberly Beck Hieb.

Hofer, Andreas, approximately 1629-1684 [Browse]
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Musical score
  • Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2021]
  • ©2021
1 score (2 volumes) : facsimiles ; 31 cm


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Summary note
"Andreas Hofer's Ver sacrum seu flores musici is the first printed collection of paraliturgical music for the archiepiscopal court of Salzburg published in a modern edition, an important reparative to the overemphasis on the court's instrumental virtuosos, Heinrich Biber and Georg Muffat. The eighteen pieces of the collection are ordered liturgically, with each composition assigned to a specific feast day. Hofer's texts are a unique collection of centonized scripture, poetry, and prose, which, through creative manipulation of instrumentation, texture, and style, the composer musically dramatizes for the celebration of each feast. Referred to in the note to the reader as works "for the offertory" (despite the absence of any prescribed liturgical texts), these pieces demonstrate the malleable nature of the musical genre in the early modern period." -- Provided by publisher.
  • For 5 voices (various dispositions) and 5 instruments (various) accompanied by basso continuo.
  • This edition is principally based on eleven partbooks printed in Salzburg, 1677 (RISM A/1 H 5736).
  • Preface and critical report in English.
  • Figured bass un realized.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
Latin words; also printed as text with English translation on p. xiii-xviii.
  • Part 1: nos.1-9. Dum medium ; Adeste fideles ; Gaudent caeli ; Vox in Rama ; Ad cunas Jesuli ; Consurgite fortes ; Resurgenti Deo ; Vidi conjunctos ; Ecce crucem Domini
  • Part 2: nos.10-18. Caeli cives ; O suavis aura ; Panis candidissime ; Audite insulae ; Egredimini ; Estote fortes ; Quam splendida ; Ad sereni caeli ; Ad festum virginis.
  • 9781987206203 ((v.216 ; part 1))
  • 1987206207 ((v.216 ; part 1))
  • 9781987206210 ((v.217 ; part 2))
  • 1987206215 ((v.217 ; part 2))
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