Cantica Sacra (Fast, J. J.)


Sheet Music


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Fynnjamin (2014/6/28)

Publisher. Info. Hudson, OH: The Hudson Book Company, 1854.
Misc. Notes Many pages in the index are tattered/missing
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General Information

Work Title Cantica Sacra
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
The Cantica Sacra; a collection of church music, embracing, besides some new pieces, a choice selection of German and English Chorals, Set Pieces, Chants, etc. from the best European and American authors; adapted to the various meters now in use; with the text in German and English. By J. J. Fast, Ev. Luth. Minister, Canton, Ohio.

Die Cantica Sacra; eine Sammlung von Kirchengesängen, enthaltend, nebst einigen neuen Stücken, eine auserlesene Auswahl deutscher und englischer Choræle, Choralgesænge, Psalmodie etc., entnommen den besten Werken Europa's und Amerika's; den verschiedene üblichen Versarten entsprechend; mit deutschem und englischem Texte. Von J. J. Fast, Ev. Luth. Prediger, Canton, Ohio.
Composer Fast, J. J.
First Publication. 1854
Language German / English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 4 voices / choir (SATB), with figured bass for organ for all the hymns/chorales (not for anthems, set pieces or chants)

Misc. Comments

7-shape notation (3 new shapes, for si-do-re, by Fast).
Borrows most of the German chorales from Friedrich Layriz's collection, Kern des deutschen Kirchengesangs.

  • (Rudiments of music)
  • 27- (Hymn tunes)
  • 223- Chorgesänge/Set pieces (Anthems)
  • 317- (Anglican chants, canticles and Mass ordinary)