A List of Biber's Works in Krom

The following list includes all of Biber's compositions which are kept in the Liechtenstein Collection in the music archives in Krom. The list is arranged by genre according to the complete catalogue of Heinrich Biber's works which is given in Eric Chafe, The Church Music of Heinrich Biber (Michigan, 1987), pp. 227-264, and information regarding copyists/autographs is adopted from there.

The new catalogue of the collection has now been published as Ji Sehnal and Jitenka Pekov, Caroli de Liechtenstein-Castelcorno episcopi Olomucensis operum artis musicae collectio Cremsirii reservata, 'Artis musicae antiquioris catalogorum series' 5/1-2 (Prague, 1998). Each entry listed below is given in the following format:

Title (format)
(a) Old catalogue number (Breitenbacher)
(b) New catalogue number
(c) Modern edition(s) (where applicable)

(NB DT = Denkmler der Tonkunst in sterreich)

(i) Vocal Music:

Missa catholica (MS parts)
(a) B I 39
(b) A 31

Missa Christi resurgentis (MS parts)
(a) B I 103
(b) A 84
(c) James Clements (ed), 'Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era' 107 (AR-Editions, Madison, 2000).

Missa quadragesimalis under the title Missa in contrapuncto (MS parts)
(a) B I 297
(b) A 202

Laetatus Sum à 7 (MS parts)
(a) B III 73
(b) A 422

Vesperae à 32 (MS parts)
(a) B III 89
(b) A 438 & 439

Vesperae Longiores ac Breviores Unacum Litaniis Lauretanis
(published by J. B. Mayr, Salzburg, 1693)
(a) B III 61 (MS parts) and A 278-287 (print)
(b) A 4212c & 4212d

Lux perpetua (MS parts: possibly autograph)
(a) B 259
(b) A 340

Salve regina à 2 (MS parts)
(a) B VI 19
(b) A 693


(ii) Instrumental Music:

Arien à 4 (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B XIV 171
(b) A 878
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Arien à 4 (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B XIV 174
(b) A 880
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Ballettae à 4 (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 182
(b) A 887
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Ballettae à 4 (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 30
(b) A 765
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal.

Balletti à 4 (attrib. Biber: MS parts: autograph)
(a) B XIV 248d
(b) A 4691
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Balletti à 6 (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 241
(b) A 932
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Baletti [sic] (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 167
(b) A 876
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Ballettae à 4 (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 107 (Attrib. Biber: Contains the first eight pieces of B XIV 167)
(b) A 765
(c) See Balletti (above)

Balletti lamentabili à 4 (MS parts: copied by Vejvanovsk)
(a) B XIV 32
(b) A 766
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Balletto (Attrib. Biber: MS parts: autograph)
(a) B XIV 250
(b) A 971
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Battalia (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B XIV 122
(b) A 840
(c) (1) Diletto Musicale, No. 357 (Vienna, 1971), ed. Nikolaus Harnoncourt
(2) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonata di marche (MS parts: a second copy of the Battalia)
(a) B IV 183
(b) A 609
(c) See Battalia (above)

Mensa sonora seu musica instrumentalis
(published in Salzburg by J. B. Mayr, 1680)
(a)
(b) A 4212b
(c) DT 96 (1960), ed. Erich Schenk

Serenada à 5 (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 169
(b) A 877a
(c) (1) Nagels Musik Archiv, No. 112 (Kassel, 1934), ed. Paul Nettl
(2) reprinted in DT 127 (1976)

Trombet- und musikalischer taffeldienst à 4 (MS parts: possibly autograph)
(a) B XIV 173
(b) A 879
(c) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonata à 6 (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B IV 110
(b) A 555
(c) (1) Edited by Kurt Janetzky (London, 1958)
(2) Musica da Camera (New York, not dated) Reprint of (1)
(3) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonata à 6 die pauern-Kirchfarth genandt (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B XIV 162
(b) A 872
(c) (1) Diletto Musicale No. 258, ed. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Vienna, 1971)
(2) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonata à 7 (MS parts)
(a) B IV 172
(b) A 598
(c) (1) Diletto Musicale, No. 463, ed. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Vienna, 1971)
(2) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonata pro tabula à 10 (MS parts)
(a) B XIV 206
(b) A 904a
(c) (1) Ed. Heinz Zirnbauer (Wolfenbttel/Zrich, 1963)
(2) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonata s. Polycarpi à 9 (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B IV 187
(b) A 611
(c) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal

Sonatae, tam aris, quam aulis servientes [12 sonatas and 12 trumpet duos]
(a) (1) A 270-272 (prints: only part books for violin 2, viola 1 & viola 4 survive)
(2) B IV 72 (MS parts for Sonatas I & XII entitled Sonata duae)
(3) B IV 93 (MS parts for Sonatas II, III & V entitled 3 Sonatae 6)
(4) B IV 92 (MS parts for Sonatas VI, VIII, IX & XI entitled 4 Sonatae)
(b) (1) A 4212a, (2) A 521, (3) A 539, (4) A 538
(c) (1) DT 106-7 (1963), ed. Erich Schenk. This publication is based upon parts (now lost) which were formerly at Krom.
(2) Sonatas II, III & V published in Diletto Musicale Nos. 359, 515, and 516, ed. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Vienna, 1971). These publications are based on the MS source described in (4) above

Sonata violino solo representativa (representativa avium) (MS score)
(a) B IV 184
(b) A 609a
(c) (1) DT 151 (1997), ed. Ji Sehnal
(2) Facsimile edition, Denkmler der Musik in Salzburg 5 (Salzburg, 1994)

Sonata violino solo (MS parts: autograph)
(a) B IV 22
(b) A 479
(c) (1) DT 127 (1976), ed. Ji Sehnal