The Hymn Cycle of Vienna 16197

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The Hymn Cycle of Vienna 16197
Late Sixteenth-Century Polyphonic Vesper Hymn Settings from the Habsburg Homelands

Edited by Lilian P. Pruett

R169 The Hymn Cycle of Vienna 16197
978-1-9872-0010-2 Full Score (2018) 8.5x11, xxxii + 209 pp.
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The repertory presented in this edition, a cycle of polyphonic hymns for the entire liturgical year preserved in Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Mus Hs. 16197, was created during the turbulent second half of the sixteenth century in the Habsburg homelands, the southeastern quarter of the Holy Roman Empire. Torn apart by the Reformation, the region became the home ground of the Counter-Reformation, which aimed to restore the primacy of the Catholic Church. Musically enriched vesper services played an important role in Counter-Reformatory efforts to attract the populace back to Catholicism. The anonymous hymn settings preserved in Vienna 16197, scored for four through six voices, exemplify the music used at such services and constitute a small addition to the number of known vesper hymn cycles from this period.
The Hymn Cycle of Vienna 16197
1. Conditor alme siderum (a 4–5)
2. A solis ortus cardine (a 4–5)
3. Hostis Herodes impie (a 4–5)
4. Ave maris stella (a 4–5)
5. Audi, benigne Conditor (a 4–5)
6. Ad preces nostras Deitatis aures (a 4–5)
7. Vexilla Regis prodeunt (a 4–5)
8. Ad coenam Agni providi (a 5–6)
9. Tristes erant apostoli (a 4–5)
10. Jesu, nostra redemptio (a 4–5)
11. Veni Creator Spiritus (a 5–6)
12. O lux beata Trinitas (a 5)
13. Lucis Creator optime (a 4–5)
14. Pange lingua (a 5–6)
15. Ut queant laxis (a 4–5)
16. Aurea luce et decore roseo (a 4–5)
17. Lauda, Mater Ecclesia (a 4–5)
18. Gaude, Mater pietatis (a 4–5)
19. Tibi, Christe, splendor Patris (a 4–5)
20. Christe, Redemptor omnium (a 5–6)
21. Exultet caelum laudibus (a 4–5)
22. Deus, tuorum militum (a 4–5)
23. Sanctorum meritis (a 4–5)
24. Iste confessor (a 4–5)
25. Jesu corona virginum (a 4–5)
Appendix: Extracyclical Additions
Fit porta Christi pervia (a 4)
Regina caeli laetare (a 5)