Psalterium feriatum with Antiphons and Hymns
Revised from an original draft by Sandy Maillard, Fragmentarium 2018.
Book Decoration and Musical Notation
- Text Language Latin
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
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek
This fragment appears in the same codex from which it was taken.
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.