Horae pomeridianae seu Concertus cammerales sex, op. 4
Printer: Jiří Ondřej Laboun
The fourth printed opus of Joseph Brentner was published in Prague in 1720. Unlike the previous collections, it is devoted to instrumental music. Its appearance is rather different too: There is no dedicatee or dedication and the parts were apparently published without the common title page. The remark “Micro-Pragae apud authorem” in the caption titles as well as the sole occurrence of the printer’s name at the end of one part suggest that the composer participated more actively in the publishing of the collection than had been the case with the previous ones.
Composition: Not after 1720
PL-Wu St. Dr. Mus. 105333 × 21 cmPL-Wu (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Warszawie, Warsaw) St. Dr. Mus. 1053 RISM recordThe single surviving copy of the print probably formerly belonged to the collection of Musikalisches Institut at Wrocław Wrocław University (the successor of the institution formerly known as Königliches Akademisches Institut für Kirchenmusik). The parts bear no signs of use, although they contain minor handwritten corrections made (with few exceptions) in ink and in all likelihood in the composer’s hand. The corrections are listed in the Critical Report of the Academus Edition 4, pp. 69–70.
Lost copy of op. 4 from OsekRISM recordThe collection is listed in the Catalogus Musicaliorum [music inventory no. 2, 1720/1733], CZ-Pnm, Osek collection (Cistercians), acquisition no. 65/52, on the fol. 40r (Genialia seu Cantus recreativi): Concertus Camerales Sex. à 4. ex g Brentner.
Lost copy of op. 4 owned by Šimon TruskaRISM recordAccording to the entry in the manuscript version of his dictionary, Gottfried Johann Dlabacž learned of the existence of the collection from the Premonstratensian lay brother Šimon Josef Truska living in Strahov monastery in Prague. His copy, which is today lost, might be incomplete, as can be seen from Dlabacž's description in his dictionary.
Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, 3. Theil A–B. Strahovská knihovna, Praha DC IV 33.
Dlabacž, Gottfried Johann: Allgemeines historisches Künstlerlexikon für Böhmen und zum Theil auch für Mähren und Schlesien , Haase: Prag 1815. Digital copy
Kapsa, Václav: 'Horae pomeridianae Jana Josefa Ignáce Brentnera'. Hudební věda, 3–4/38, 2001, pp. 245–262. Digital copy
Sehnal, Jiří: 'Die erste in Prag gedruckte Kammermusik'. Österreichische Musik, Musik in Österreich: Theophil Antonicek zum 60. Geburtstag, Hans Schneider: Tutzing 1998, pp. 165–169.
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