Werner, Gregor Joseph

born 1693-01-28 (Ybbs an der Donau, Austria)
died 1766-03-03 (Eisenstadt, Austria)
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There are no documents about Werner’s education; perhaps he was a student at the Seitenstetten or Melk monasteries. In 1715/16 he may have been the monastery organist in Melk due to a vacancy. In 1727 he married at St. Stephan in Vienna, which indicates a longer stay in Vienna and thus in the circle of Johann Joseph Fux. In 1728 he became court music director to Prince Esterházy. From 1761 he was supported by the deputy conductor Joseph Haydn, which led to tensions. The solution ultimately consisted of dividing the chapel into a church ensemble led by Werner and a chamber ensemble led by Haydn. In 1804, Haydn arranged six fugues with introductions from Werner’s oratorios for string quartet.

Literature

  • Róbert Árpád Murányi (1997). Thematischer Katalog der Werke G. J. Werners in Budapest. Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 38:151-228.
  • Susanne Winkler-Klement (2013). Die Werke Gregor Joseph Werners im Eisenstädter Domarchiv und im Burgenländischen Landesmuseum. Universität Wien, Wien.

We are working on a comprehensive edition of Werner’s music. WerW numbers refer to the thematic catalogue which is currently under development.

ID Title Genre
WerW C.5 Libera me responsory
WerW D.1.12 Veni creator Spiritus sequence
WerW D.1.1 Estote fortes in bello motet
WerW D.1.2 Estote fortes in bello motet
WerW D.1.3 Estote fortes in bello motet
WerW D.1.4 Iam hyems transiit motet
WerW D.1.5 Surrexit Christus hodie offertorium
WerW D.1.6 Domum tuam Domine motet
WerW D.1.7 Tota pulchra es, Maria motet
WerW D.1.8 Veni creator Spiritus sequence
WerW D.2.5 Cœlestia mortales sunt offertorium
WerW D.3.1 2 Responsoria responsory
WerW D.3.3 3 Responsoria in coena Domini responsory
WerW D.3.4 3 Responsoria in Parasceve responsory
WerW D.3.5 4 Offertoria in Festo Corporis Christi offertorium
WerW D.5.4 O quam suavis est antiphon
WerW D.5.7 Amen sacred song
WerW E.1 Ave Maria klare motet
WerW E.38 Pastorella di Natale del Nostro Salvatore Giesu Cristo pastorella
WerW F.15 Doctor egregie Paule hymn
WerW F.16 Jesu dulcis memoria hymn
WerW F.18 Tristes erant Apostoli hymn
WerW F.60 Ecce panis angelorum hymn
WerW F.61 Salutis humanæ sator hymn
WerW F.8 Ave maris stella hymn
WerW G.10 Litaniæ lauretanæ litany
WerW G.2 Litaniæ lauretanæ litany
WerW H.1.11 Vesperæ de Apostolis vesper
WerW H.1.8 Vesperæ brevissimæ de Dominica vesper
WerW H.1.9 Vesperæ longiores de Confessore vesper
WerW I.1.13 Alma Redemptoris mater antiphon
WerW I.1.27 Alma Redemptoris mater antiphon
WerW I.1.2 Alma Redemptoris mater antiphon
WerW I.1.31 Alma Redemptoris mater antiphon
WerW I.1.32 Alma Redemptoris mater antiphon
WerW I.2.12 Ave Regina cœlorum antiphon
WerW I.2.15 Ave Regina cœlorum antiphon
WerW I.2.16 Ave Regina cœlorum antiphon
WerW I.2.6 Ave Regina cœlorum antiphon
WerW I.2.8 Ave Regina cœlorum antiphon
WerW I.3.10 Regina cœli antiphon
WerW I.3.15 Regina cœli antiphon
WerW I.3.21 Regina cœli antiphon
WerW I.3.7 Regina cœli antiphon
WerW I.4.15 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.4.16 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.4.17 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.4.45 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.4.46 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.4.54 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.4.7 Salve Regina antiphon
WerW I.5.10 Sub tuum præsidium sacred song
WerW I.5.24 Sub tuum præsidium sacred song
WerW I.5.5 Sub tuum præsidium sacred song
WerW I.5.7 Sub tuum præsidium sacred song
WerW J.3 Te Deum hymn
WerW N.2 Pastorella pastorella
WerW O.2 Partita in A minor partita
WerW Q.2 Concerto per la Camera concerto
WerW Z.15 Dies iræ sequence
WerW Z.16 Date rosas, date flores offertorium
WerW Z.17 Wann der Himmel laſſet fallen aria
WerW Z.5 4 Responsoria responsory
WerW Z.6 Salve Regina antiphon

Works

2 Responsoria
Ecce quomodo moritur iustus · Sepulto Domino
WerW D.3.1

genre responsory
festival Sabbato Sancto
scoring S, A, T, B (coro)
scores full score
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

3 Responsoria in Parasceve
Omnes amici mei · Velum templi scissum · Vinea mea electa
WerW D.3.4

genre responsory
festival Parasceve
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), b, org
scores full score org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

3 Responsoria in coena Domini
In monte oliveti · Tristis est anima · Ecce vidimus eum
WerW D.3.3

genre responsory
festival Cœna Domini
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), b, org
scores full score org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

4 Offertoria in Festo Corporis Christi
O salutaris hostia · Da pacem Domine · Homo quidam fecit · Hic est panis
WerW D.3.5

genre offertorium
festival Corpus Christi
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

4 Responsoria
WerW Z.5

genre responsory
festival Corpus Christi
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Alma Redemptoris mater
WerW I.1.13

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Alma Redemptoris mater
WerW I.1.27

genre antiphon
scoring T (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score T solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Alma Redemptoris mater
WerW I.1.2

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Alma Redemptoris mater
WerW I.1.31

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Alma Redemptoris mater
in canone al unisono
WerW I.1.32

genre antiphon
scoring 3 T, b, org
scores full score org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Amen
WerW D.5.7

genre sacred song
scoring S, A (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave Maria klare
WerW E.1

genre motet
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave Regina cœlorum
WerW I.2.12

genre antiphon
scoring A (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score A solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave Regina cœlorum
WerW I.2.15

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave Regina cœlorum
WerW I.2.16

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave Regina cœlorum
WerW I.2.6

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave Regina cœlorum
WerW I.2.8

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), b, org
scores full score org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ave maris stella
WerW F.8

genre hymn
festival Mariae (B.V.)
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Concerto per la Camera
WerW Q.2

genre concerto
scoring 2 vl, vlc solo, b
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vlc bc b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Cœlestia mortales sunt
WerW D.2.5

genre offertorium
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Date rosas, date flores
WerW Z.16

genre offertorium
scoring S (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score S solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Dies iræ
WerW Z.15

genre sequence
scoring 2 T, 2 B (solo), 2 T, 2 B (coro), 2 cor (D), 2 cdb (F), 2 fag, 3 trb
scores cdb 2 trb 1 cor 1, 2 full score fag 1 coro fag 2 cdb 1 trb 3 trb 2
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Doctor egregie Paule
WerW F.15

genre hymn
festival Conversio Sancti Pauli
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Domum tuam Domine
WerW D.1.6

genre motet
festival Dedicatio Ecclesiæ
scoring A (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Ecce panis angelorum
WerW F.60

genre hymn
festival Corpus Christi
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Estote fortes in bello
WerW D.1.1

genre motet
festival de Omnibus Sanctis aut de Apostolis
scoring T (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Estote fortes in bello
WerW D.1.2

genre motet
festival de Omnibus Sanctis aut de Apostolis
scoring S, A (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score org soli b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Estote fortes in bello
WerW D.1.3

genre motet
festival de Omnibus Sanctis aut de Apostolis
scoring A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Iam hyems transiit
Motetto de Viduis
WerW D.1.4

genre motet
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Jesu dulcis memoria
WerW F.16

genre hymn
festival de Nomine Jesu
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Libera me
WerW C.5

genre responsory
festival Officium Defunctorum
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Litaniæ lauretanæ
WerW G.10

genre litany
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Litaniæ lauretanæ
WerW G.2

genre litany
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

O quam suavis est
WerW D.5.4

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), b, org
scores full score org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Partita in A minor
WerW O.2

genre partita
scoring 2 vl, b
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Pastorella di Natale del Nostro Salvatore Giesu Cristo
WerW E.38

genre pastorella
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org solo
scores vl 2 org solo vl 1 full score coro b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Pastorella
WerW N.2

genre pastorella
festival Nativitas Domini
scoring 2 vl, vla, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vla org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Regina cœli
WerW I.3.10

genre antiphon
scoring S (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score S solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Regina cœli
WerW I.3.15

genre antiphon
scoring S, B (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score org soli b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Regina cœli
WerW I.3.21

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Regina cœli
WerW I.3.7

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salutis humanæ sator
WerW F.61

genre hymn
festival Ascensio Domini
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.15

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.16

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.17

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.45

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.46

genre antiphon
scoring S (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score S solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.54

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), chal, 2 vl, 2 vla, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro vla 2 chal org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW I.4.7

genre antiphon
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
WerW Z.6

genre antiphon
scoring S (solo), 2 vl, vla, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vla S solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Sub tuum præsidium
WerW I.5.10

genre sacred song
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vla, b, org
scores full score coro vla 2 org vla 1 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Sub tuum præsidium
WerW I.5.24

genre sacred song
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), b, org
scores full score org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Sub tuum præsidium
WerW I.5.5

genre sacred song
scoring A (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Sub tuum præsidium
WerW I.5.7

genre sacred song
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Surrexit Christus hodie
WerW D.1.5

genre offertorium
festival Resurrectio Domini
scoring B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Te Deum
WerW J.3

genre hymn
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 chalumeau, 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 chalumeau 1 chalumeau 2 full score coro org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Tota pulchra es, Maria
WerW D.1.7

genre motet
festival Immaculata Conceptio
scoring T (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Tristes erant Apostoli
WerW F.18

genre hymn
festival de Apostolis Tempore Paschali
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Veni creator Spiritus
WerW D.1.12

genre sequence
festival Pentecostes
scoring T (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Veni creator Spiritus
WerW D.1.8

genre sequence
festival Pentecostes
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score org (realizzato) coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Vesperæ brevissimæ de Dominica
WerW H.1.8

genre vesper
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Vesperæ de Apostolis
WerW H.1.11

genre vesper
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Vesperæ longiores de Confessore
WerW H.1.9

genre vesper
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score coro org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Wann der Himmel laſſet fallen
WerW Z.17

genre aria
festival advent
scoring S (solo), 2 vl, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score S solo org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0