Mauritius, Enk (1538-1575)
This manuscript consists of two-parts bound together; the first part (pp. 3-26) contains a 15th century ritual with instructions for visits to the sick, for spiritual care for the dying, and for burial (this is cut off in the prayer at the coffin on p. 26). The second part (pp. 27-86) consists of two discourses in defense of polyphonic music, composed by St. Gall monk Mauritius Enck († 1575) at the behest of Abbot Diethelm Blarer (1530-1564). These discourses are meant as prefaces to Manfred Barbarini Lupus' compositions for several voices in Cod. Sang. 542 and 543. Enck defends polyphonic music against widespread criticism, for example for its presumed lascivia (wantonness), and postulates an ideal for church music consisting of a combination with a chorale as the foundation and figural music as embellishment. Thus he describes precisely the compositions of Barbarini Lupus. At the end of the first discourse (pp. 47-48), Enck names the artists who contributed to Cod. Sang. 542 and 543 as well as the time period of their work on the manuscripts (from 1561 to 1563).
Online Since: 09/23/2014
This volume contains lecture notes by the St. Gall monk Mauritius Enk (1538−1575) on lectures on the topic De eucharistia. The lectures took place between 27 January and 11 May 1568 at the Jesuit College de Clermont in Paris. The volume also contains the sentences of the Jesuit Professor Johannes Maldonatus (professor of theology at the College de Clermont 1565−1569), as well as some of Mauritius Enk's mottos, such as on the inside cover: Min Hoffnung und Vertrauwen / will ich allzit uf Gott bauwen. This manuscript is the second of three volumes of lectures notes in chronological order by Mauritius Enk that belong together (vol. 1: Cod.Sang. 1122, Annotationes on the Gospel of Matthew by a Dr. Sorbanicus and Johannes Maldonatus's commentary on the fourth book of sentences by Peter Lombard, from 15 July 1567 to 27 Januar 1568; vol. 3: Cod. Sang. 1120, Annotationes on lectures on the topic De eucharistia, de missa eiusque ceremoniis, beginning 11 May 1568).
Online Since: 09/26/2017
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