List of works by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

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C and C App.: respectively referring to the Catalog of Heinrich Biber’s Works and Appendix to Catalog, in The Church Music of Heinrich Biber, Eric Thomas Chafe (UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987), pp. 233–264. The appendix consists of lost works and extant works of uncertain authorship.

Contents

Works

Operas, cantatas

  • C 51, Chi la dura la vince, opera (libretto Raffaelini, produced ?1690–92)
  • Applausi festivi di Giove, cantata (Salzburg, 1687), only libretto survives
  • Li trofei della fede cattolica, cantata (Salzburg, 1687), only libretto survives
  • C App. 20, Alesandro in Pietra, opera (libretto F.M. Raffaelini, produced 1689), lost
  • C App. 31, Trattenimento musicale del'ossequio di Salisburgo, cantata (Salzburg, 1699), only libretto survives
  • 15 school dramas (Salzburg, 1679–99), all lost (numbered 21–30 and 32–36 in C App.)

Masses

  • C 1, Missa Alleluia à 26, 8 solo vv, 8vv, orch, after 1690
  • C App. 100, Missa Bruxellensis à 23, 4 solo vv, 4vv, orch, after 1696
  • C 2 Missa catholica, 4 solo vv, 4 vv, orch – incomplete
  • C 3, Missa Christi resurgentis à 20, 9vv, orch, circa 1674
  • C 4, Missa ex B[], 6vv, continuo
  • C 5, Missa quadragesimalis (Missa in contrapuncto), 4vv, continuo
  • C App. 101, Missa Salisburgensis à 54, 16vv, orch, 1682
  • C 6, Missa S Henrici à 19, 5 solo vv, 5vv, orch, 1697
  • C 7, Requiem in A à 15, 6 solo vv, 6vv, orch, after 1690
  • C 8, Requiem ex F con terza min[ore] à 14 (i.e. in F minor), 5 solo vv, 5vv, str, 3trb, continuo, after 1692

Other sacred

  • C 43, In Festo Trium Regium, Muttetum Natale, 2 solo vv, 2rec, 2ob, org
  • C 9, Lætatus sum, B, B, str, orch, 1676
  • C 44, Litaniæ de S Josepho, 8 solo vv, 8vv, 2tpt, 3trb, str, continuo, after 1690
  • C 45, Lux perpetua, 8 solo vv, 8vv, str, 3trb, organ, circa 1673
  • C 47, Ne cedite, 5 solo vv, 5vv, str, 3trb, organ, after 1690
  • C 10, Nisi Dominus ædificaverit domum, B, vln, vle, organ, circa 1700
  • C 46, Offertorium, Huc poenitentes, 5 solo vv, SSATB chorus, str, 3trb ad lib, 3org, circa 1700
  • C 47, Offertorium, Ne cedite, 5 solo vv, SSATB chorus, str, 3trb, 4org, after 1690
  • C 48, Offertorium in Festo 7 dolorum, Quo abiit dilectus tuus, 4 solo vv, SATB chorus, str, 4org
  • C App. 106, Plaudite tympana à 54, 16vv, orch, 1682
  • C 49, Salve regina, S, viola da gamba, organ, 1663
  • C 50, Stabat mater, SATB chorus, continuo
  • C 13–42, Vesperæ longiores ac breviores una cum litaniis Lauretanis, 4 solo vv, 4vv, str, 2trb, organ (Salzburg, 1693)
  • C 11 & 12, Vespers à 32, 8 solo vv, 8vv, orch, 1674

Solo violin and continuo

Chamber ensemble

  • C 52, Arien à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, continuo part missing, 1673
  • C 53, Arien à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, bc, 1673–74
  • C 54, Ballettæ à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, bc (only viola parts extant), circa 1680
  • C 55, Ballettæ à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, continuo part missing, 1685
  • C 56, Balletti à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, continuo part missing, 1673–74
  • C 57, Balletti à 6, 2tpt, vn, 2va, vlne, bc, circa 1690
  • C 58, Baletti, 2vn, 2va, vlne, continuo part missing, 1670–74
  • C 59, Balletti lamentabili à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, bc, 1670
  • C 60, Balletto, vn, 3va, vlne, continuo part missing, 1673
  • C 61, Battalia, 3vn, 4va, 2vlne, bc, 1673
  • C 78–89, Fidicinium sacro-profanum, 1–2vn, 2va, bc (Nuremberg, 1683)
  • C 62–68, Harmonia articiciosa-ariosa: diversi mode accordata, 1–2vn, va, 2 viola d’amore, vlne, bc, 1696 (Nuremberg, 1712)
  • C 69–74, Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis, vn, 2va, vlne, bc (Salzburg, 1680)
  • C 75, Serenada à 5, 2vn, 2va, vlne, bc, 1673
  • C 109, Sonata à 6, tpt, 2vn, 2va, vlne, org, circa 1673
  • C 110, Sonata à 6 die pauern-Kirchfarth genandt, solo vn, 2vn, 2va, vlne, bc, circa 1673
  • C 111, Sonata à 7, 6tpt, timp, bc, 1668
  • C 112, Sonata pro tabula à 10, 5rec, 2vn, 2va, bc, after 1670
  • C 113, Sonata S[ancti] Polycarpi à 9, 8tpt, timp, vlne, bc, 1673
  • C 114–137, Sonatæ, tam aris, quam aulis servientes, 2, 5–8 instruments (Salzburg, 1676)
  • C 76, Trombet undt musicalischer Taffeldienst à 4, vn, 2va, vlne, bc, circa 1673–74

About 100 works are known to be lost.

Doubtful

  • Ballettæ ad duos choros, 2vln, 2vla, vle, continuo
  • Balletti, Ciacona for solo vln, continuo

Editions

Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich
Vienna: Österreichischer Bundesverlag

Band 11, 8 Sonatæ violino solo, ed. Guido Adler, 1898
Band 20, Missa Salisburgensis and Plaudite tympana (attributed to Orazio Benevoli), ed. Guido Adler, 1903
Band 25, 15 Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas and Passacaglia, ed. Erwin Luntz, 1905
Band 49, Missa S Henrici, ed. Guido Adler, 1918
Band 59, Requiem in f, ed. Guido Adler, 1923
Band 92, Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa: diversi mode accordata, ed. Paul Nettl and Friedrich Reidinger, 1956
Band 96, Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis, ed. Erich Schenk, 1960
Band 97, Fidicinium sacro-profanum, ed. Erich Schenk, 1960
Band 106/107, Sonatæ tam aris quam aulis servientes, ed. Erich Schenk, 1963
Band 127, Ensemble music, ed. Jiří Sehnal, 1976
C 52, C 53, 2 Arien à 4, vln, 2vla, vle, continuo
C 54–58, C 60, Balletti
C 59, Balletti lamentabili à 4
C 75, Serenada à 5
C 147, Sonata, solo vln, continuo
C 146, Sonata violino solo representativa
C 76, Trombet undt musicalischer Taffeldienst
Band 151, Ensemble music, ed. Jiří Sehnal, 1997
  1. C 110,Sonata à 6 „die pauern Kirchfartt genandt”, 3vln, 2 vla, vle, continuo, pp. 1–10
  2. C 109, Sonata à 6, tpt, 2vln, 2vla, vle, organ, pp. 11–25
  3. C 57, Balletti à 6, 2tpt, vln, 2vla, vle, continuo, pp. 26–44
  4. C 111, Sonata à 7, 6tpt, timp, continuo, pp. 45–52
  5. C 113, Sonata S. Polycarpi à 9, 8tpt, timp, pp. 53–68
  6. C 112, Sonata pro Tabula à 10, 5fl, 2vln, 2vla, vle, organ, pp. 69–78
  7. C 61, Battalia, 3vln, 4 vla, 2vle, continuo, pp. 79–94
  8. Ballettae (doubtful), 2vln, 2vla, 2bassi, continuo, pp. 95–106
  9. Ciacona Violino Solo (doubtful), vln, [continuo], p. 107
Band 153, 15 Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas and Passacaglia, ed. Jiří Sehnal (new edition)

Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg

Band 5, Missa ex B, Bad Reichenhall, 1987
Band 9, Litaniæ de S Josepho, Balletti for solo vln, continuo, Salzburg, 1999
Band 11, Lætatus sum, Nisi Dominus ædificaverit domum, Salzburg, 1999
Faksimileausgaben Band 1, 15 Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas and Passacaglia, Bad Reichenhall, 1990
Faksimileausgaben Band 3, 8 Sonatæ violino solo, Bad Reichenhall, 1991
Faksimileausgaben Band 5, Sonata violino solo representativa, Salzburg, 1994
Faksimileausgaben Band 8, Battalia, Salzburg, 1999

Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era

Volume B 107, Missa Christi resurgentis, ed. James Clements, AR-Editions, Madison WI, 2000

Other

Missa Alleluia à 26 in Concerto, ed. Werner Jaksch, Bad Königshofen, 1994
Requiem à 15, ed. Werner Jaksch

Facsimiles of the Missa Salisburgensis and Missa Bruxellensis were published in the collected edition of Orazio Benevoli, before the identification by Ernst Hintermaier that these works could only have been composed by Heinrich Biber.

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