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Mus. 3613-D-1
Uniform Composer:
NOVÁK, Jan František (b 1706–d 1771)
Title (Catalogo):
Psalmi: Confitebor et Beatus vir
Location (1765):
Schranck II; Fach 6; Lage 9
Scoring (1765):
‘a 4 voci con stromti’
Materials (1765):
Incipit for D-DI: Mus. 3613-D-1
Confitebor tibi Dne et Beatus vir
Thematic Index:
Uniform Title:
Psalms (ps. 110; ps. 111)
RISM ID no.:
Former owner:
Jan Dismas Zelenka. Inventarium 35/2,1–2. ‘P’; Psalmi varii: Confitebor No 4; Beatus No 11.
Score copy of two psalm settings. Blue-grey cover with title (hand of Zelenka): a | g# (upper left) : N 2: (upper right) | Confitebor tibi Dne | et | Beatus vir q’ timet D’ni | à 4 | C:A:T:B | Violin: 2 | Viola | e | Basso Conti: | del S. Novari.
Two labels corresponding to the Hofkirche catalogues of 1765 (damaged) and c1784 are kept with the score. The earlier fragment reads: Schranck No: II. N. 6. Fach 9. Lage | Confitebor | Beatus vir | à 4 voci | co’ VVni Viola e ... | Partitura | ... del Si ... Incipit 1: bar 1, vn. 1 (score). Incipit 2 missing. The second label must correspond with the entry in the missing Catalogo (c1784): Schranck No. II. |Lit: N. 4. Fach 10. Lage | Psalmi | Confitebor et Beatus vir | à 4 voci | co’ VVni Viola ed Org. | Partitura sola | del Sigr Novari. Incipits, bar 1 of the vn. 1 (both scores, with minor discrepancy for the incipit of Confitebor).
On the identification of this composer see the entry under Noack: II/N/6/6.
Vocal incipits in Zekenka-Dokumentation, 58, Nr. 130/132.
Stockigt, ‘The Vespers Psalms of Jan Dismas Zelenka’, App. 2, No. 2.
Although the instrumental incipits given above do not correspond with the vocal incipits given by Štefan, these settings come from the ‘Vesperae solennes [...] Auth: Novak’ held at the Metropolitan cathedral of Prague. ([968] Sign. 929).
NB: Zelenka’s Inventarium note: ‘P’.
Sächs. Landesbibliothek. Depositum der Kath. Hofkirche
V. 7 (1902), 215: Novari [...] Im Archiv der Dresdner Hofkirche befinden sich in P. u. Stb. im Ms. 5 [sic] geistl. lat. Gesge. für Chor und Instrumente.
SLB Card Catalogue:
[After Dr O. Landmann]: T1. Psalm 110: Confitebor =a,c,Anl.2. Psalm 111: Beatus vir = G,# (o. Tempobez.)Mss 1.H. 18. Jh. Ms2=ZelenkaPartitur = 1 Heft: Umschlagdoppelbl. + 12S. (zus."14S., 1Bl.) qu8v (20x33cm)[Author cannot be identified. – Despite being brief, the whole psalm is set in both compositions. – The numerous corrections in Zelenka’s hand have to be seen as compositional interventions. Also in Zelenka's hand are the information ‘#2’ on the title (upper right) and the subtitle for No. 2 on page 7. Only the title label (2nd half 18th century) is extant of a chapel archive envelope. Formerly: Catholic court church]
One score containing settings of Confitebor tibi Domini and Beatus vir by Jan František Novák (Mus. 3613-D-1) held by SLUB.
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