"Cantionale quartum" aus dem Augustinerchorherrenstift Wettenhausen (Chorbuch)

Studienbibliothek Dillingen


The manuscript with a collection of polyphonic church music, written around 1610 in Bavarian Swabia, reached Dillingen in the course of secularisation from the Augustinerchorherrenstift (monastery of Augustinian canons) Wettenhausen (municipality Kammeltal, district Günzburg). It contains works by Venetian masters of the time, in particular by Giovanni Croce (around 1550-1609), director of music in San Marco in Venice who was one of the most famous masters of his time. Furthermore, there are works by Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), one of the most important Renaissance composers, and by three members of the archduke's court chapel in Innsbruck, i.e. Johann Stadlmayr (around 1575-1648), Jakob Flori (ascertainable 1573/74) and Claudio Bramieri from Piacenza and organist at the court of Ferdinand II (1529-1595) from 1591 to 1594. Bramieri became famous for his canzone "La Foccara" for double choir, dedicated to the Fuggers. He created the five-voice musical setting of the Magnificat (Magnificat sopra una aria spagniola, i.e. Magnificat on a Spanish air) preserved only in this copy, which was probably composed on the occasion of the appointment of Charles of Burgau (1560-1618) as Spanish colonel in 1587. The model for this parody Magnificat has not yet been determined. The anthology is an important testimony for the musical culture of the Augustinerchorherrenstift Wettenhausen under Probst Jakob Flexle (r. 1605-1628) and the exchange in the field of music between Swabia and Tyrol in the seventeenth century. // Datum: 2016

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