Sacrarvm Odarvm Libri Duo…Accessêre Cantica Canticorum in Odaria LIII. Joannes CAMPANUS, Vodnianus.
Sacrarvm Odarvm Libri Duo…Accessêre Cantica Canticorum in Odaria LIII.
Sacrarvm Odarvm Libri Duo…Accessêre Cantica Canticorum in Odaria LIII.
“ONE OF THE FOREMOST HUMANIST POETS OF HIS TIME” — NEW GROVE2

Sacrarvm Odarvm Libri Duo…Accessêre Cantica Canticorum in Odaria LIII.

Frankfurt a.M., E. Kempffer for G. Tambach 1618.

12mo. 493, [76], [5 blank]p. PRINTED MUSIC. The two divisional titles with a large ornament, main title in a fleuron frame.

Contemporary blind-ruled vellum (worn), lilies at the corners and in the middle, flat spine ruled with lilies in the compartments, contemporary manuscript title, green edges.

Complete Edition with the THIRTY-EIGHT FOUR-PART MUSICAL SETTINGS. Campanus began publishing both his Latin metrical versions of the Psalms and his hymns in 1606 in a series of now fugitive pamphlets. The present edition gathers these together into its first two parts, while the final suite contains his rendering of Song of Songs. ALL OF THESE PARAPHRASES AND HYMNS COULD BE SUNG TO THE MELODIES compiled and arranged by his former student, Tobiáš Adalbert.
     Campanus taught at Prague’s Charles University for two decades, several times serving as rector. He published literary, historical and occasional works in Greek, Latin, German and Czech. I have not traced an example of the present edition in the U.S. In good condition (small spot on one leaf), canceled manuscript presentation on the front pastedown dated 6 October 1621, early inscription of the Carthusians at Valdice, late 19th-century stamp of V.I. Neishtadt, signature of P. Keyser (dated April 1922).
RISM A1 C 614; Vaculínová & Daněk, “Amicus Immusicus: a Study on the Tradition of the Idea of Jan Campanus as a Composer” (tr. M. Newkirk) in Hudební věda (Musicology) 56 (2019) 65-185; New Grove2 4: 886; Wolffheim, Musikbibliothek (1929) II: 1732; Rukovět’…Enchiridion renatae poesis Latinae in Bohemia edd. Truhlář & Hrdina I: 273; Paisey, BL German C17 STC C190; VD17 1:659816W.

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