Psalterium feriatum with Antiphons and Hymns


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

Remarks by the Editor

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

General Information

Title Psalterium Feriatum with Antiphons and Hymns
Shelfmarks Cod. Sang. 544, Front and Back Pastedowns
Material Parchment
Place of Origin St. Gallen
Date of Origin 1545
Persons Fridolin Sicher

Original Condition

Page Height 520 mm
Page Width 335 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation

  • Musical Notation germain plainsong notation
  • Content

    • 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



    St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek


    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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