Psalterium feriatum with Antiphons and Hymns


St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Cod. Sang. 544

William Duba, Fragmentarium, 2019

Remarks by the Editor:

Revised from an original draft by Sandy Maillard, Fragmentarium 2018.

General Information

Title: Psalterium Feriatum with Antiphons and Hymns

Former Shelfmarks: Cod. Sang. 544, Front and Back Pastedowns

Material: Parchment

Place of Origin: St. Gallen

Date of Origin: 1545

Persons (scribes, annotators): Fridolin Sicher

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 520 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 335 mm


  • Content Item
    • Text Language: Latin
    • Content Description:

      The codex as a whole reflects the impact of the Council of Trent, with several additions and replacements. These fragments may have been the victim; in any case, they are more likely antiphons and hymns than psalms. Part of the last four lines of the front fragment are legible through the pastedown:

      libera nos deus

      tibi. Quia re-

      <gnavit? Gregem tuum> domine pastor bo-

      <ne placatus intende> oves quas precioso

    • Front pastedown, enhanced colors
    • Musical Notation: germain plainsong notation



St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek

Remarks (history):

This fragment appears in the same codex from which it was taken.

Host Volume

Title: Psalterium feriatum, with antiphons and hymns

Date of Origin/Publication: 1545 / second half of the 16th century

Place of Origin/Publication: St. Gall

Shelfmark: St. Gall


This Psalter contains the psalms in liturgical sequence with antiphons, followed by biblical canticles and a hymnal. The codex was written in 1545 (colophon f. 102v) by the organist and calligrapher Fridolin Sicher (1490-1546) by order of Prince Abbot Diethelm Blarer (1530-1564). Large parts were rewritten by numerous later hands, probably after the reform of the liturgy following the Council of Trent. The Psalter contains several figurative initials by an unknown illuminator.

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