Eybler, Joseph Leopold Edler von

born 1765-02-08 (Schwechat, Austria)
died 1846-07-24 (Vienna, Austria)
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Joseph Leopold Eybler was an Austrian composer and conductor of the Classical era, known for his contributions to sacred music and his close friendship with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born in Schwechat, Austria, Eybler displayed early musical talent and received training in composition and counterpoint. Eybler’s career was marked by his dedication to sacred music. He held various positions as a composer and conductor in Vienna, including serving as Kapellmeister at the Kärntnertor Theater and the St. Michael’s Church. His religious compositions, including masses, graduals, a requiem, and two oratorios, were highly regarded during his time for their craftsmanship and expressive depth. Eybler’s efforts preserved this iconic work for posterity. While he may not have achieved the same level of recognition as some of his contemporaries, Eybler’s music continues to be appreciated for its elegance and emotional depth. His compositions exemplify the transition from the Classical to Romantic style in Austrian music, leaving a lasting legacy in the realm of sacred choral music.

Literature

  • Hildegard Herrmann (1976). Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Joseph Eybler. Musikverlag Emil Katzbichler, München–Salzburg.

We are working on a complete edition of Eybler’s sacred works, most of which are available as autograph manuscripts in the Schottenstift Abbey Archive.

ID Title Genre
HerEy 107 Reges Tharsis offertorium
HerEy 113 Salve Regina gradual
HerEy 114 Te Deum hymn
HerEy 117 Te Deum hymn
HerEy 11 Missa Sancti Wolfgangi mass
HerEy 123 Tristes erant Apostoli hymn
HerEy 124 Iste confessor hymn
HerEy 12 Missa Sancti Leopoldi mass
HerEy 132 De profundis psalm
HerEy 29 Missa Sanctæ Theresiæ mass
HerEy 2 Missa Sancti Michaelis mass
HerEy 38 Quem tuus amor ebriat offertorium
HerEy 39 Cantate Domino gradual
HerEy 44 Per te Dei genitrix gradual
HerEy 45 Lauda Sion sequence
HerEy 47 Nocte surgentes gradual
HerEy 4 Missa Sancti Mauritii mass
HerEy 50 Tua est potentia gradual
HerEy 53 Specie tua gradual
HerEy 54 Christus factus est gradual
HerEy 56 Non in multitudine gradual
HerEy 57 Alma Redemptoris mater gradual
HerEy 58 Victimæ paschali laudes gradual
HerEy 61 Dies sanctificatus gradual
HerEy 78 Tui sunt cœli offertorium
HerEy 7 Missa in C mass
HerEy 85 Terra tremuit offertorium
HerEy 86/43 Si consistant · Unam petii offertorium
HerEy 93 Fremit mare cum furore offertorium

Works

Alma Redemptoris mater
HerEy 57

genre gradual
festival Mariæ B.V.
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 trb, 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 trb 1 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 coro fag 2 org trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Cantate Domino
HerEy 39

genre gradual
festival de Tempore
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vla ob 2 ob 1 coro org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Christus factus est
HerEy 54

genre gradual
festival Coena Domini, Inventio et Exultatio Sanctae Crucis
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), org
scores full score org
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

De profundis
HerEy 132

genre psalm
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 cl (B♭), 2 fag, 2 clno (B♭), 3 trb, timp (B♭–F), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 trb 1 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 trb 3 org ottoni trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Dies sanctificatus
HerEy 61

genre gradual
festival Nativitas Domini
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 cl (C), 2 fag, 2 cor (G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 cor 1, 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Fremit mare cum furore
HerEy 93

genre offertorium
festival De Tempore
scoring S (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, cl solo (B♭), 2 cl (B♭), 2 fag, 2 clno (D), timp (D–A), 2 vl, vla, vlc solo, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 vlc org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Iste confessor
HerEy 124

genre hymn
festival De Communi Confessorum, in Festo S. Leopoldi Confessoris
scoring S, A, T, B (coro)
scores full score
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Lauda Sion
HerEy 45

genre sequence
festival in Festo Corporis Christi
scoring S (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), fl, 2 cl (C), 2 cor (C), 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 cor 1, 2 vl 1 full score vla cl 2 coro cl 1 org fl ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Missa Sancti Leopoldi
HerEy 12

genre mass
scoring S, A, 2 T, 2 B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 cl (A/B♭), 2 fag, 2 cor (D/B♭), 2 clno (D), 3 trb, timp (D–A), 2 vl, 2 vla, vlc, b, org
scores b cl 1 cl 2 cor 1, 2 coro fag 1 fag 2 full score ob 1 ob 2 org ottoni trb 1 trb 2 trb 3 vl 1 vl 2 vla vlc
MIDI
IMSLP scores and parts
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Missa Sancti Mauritii
HerEy 4

genre mass
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 cor (C/F), 2 clno (C), 2 trb, timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores b cor 1, 2 coro fag 1 fag 2 full score ob 1 ob 2 org ottoni trb 1 trb 2 vl 1 vl 2 vla
MIDI
IMSLP scores and parts
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Missa Sancti Michaelis
HerEy 2

genre mass
scoring S, A, 2 T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, vlne, org
scores b coro full score ob 1 ob 2 org ottoni soli vl 1 vl 2 vla
MIDI
IMSLP scores and parts
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Missa Sancti Wolfgangi
HerEy 11

genre mass
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 clno (D), timp (D–A), 2 vl, vla, b, org
scores b coro full score ob 1 ob 2 org ottoni vl 1 vl 2 vla
MIDI
IMSLP scores and parts
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Missa Sanctæ Theresiæ
HerEy 29

genre mass
scoring S, A, T, B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 clno (B♭), timp (B♭–F), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores b coro full score ob 1 ob 2 org ottoni vl 1 vl 2 vla vlc
MIDI
IMSLP scores and parts
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Missa in C
HerEy 7

genre mass
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 cor (F/G), 2 clno (C), 2 trb, timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, b, org
scores b cor 1, 2 coro fag 1 fag 2 full score ob 1 ob 2 org ottoni trb 1 trb 2 vl 1 vl 2 vla
MIDI
IMSLP scores and parts
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Nocte surgentes
HerEy 47

genre gradual
festival de Tempore
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 cl (A), 2 fag, 2 clno (D), timp (D–A), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Non in multitudine
HerEy 56

genre gradual
festival de tempore
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 cl (C), 2 fag, 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Per te Dei genitrix
HerEy 44

genre gradual
festival de Beatæ Mariæ Virginis
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 cl (C), 2 fag, 2 cor (C), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 cor 1, 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Quem tuus amor ebriat
HerEy 38

genre offertorium
festival de tempore
scoring [S (solo)], A (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 cor (C), 2 clno (C), 2 trb, timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 trb 1 cor 1, 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 coro fag 2 org ottoni trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Reges Tharsis
HerEy 107

genre offertorium
festival Epiphanias
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), fl, 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 cor (B♭), 2 clno (B♭), 3 trb, timp (B♭–F), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 trb 1 cor 1, 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 coro fag 2 trb 3 org fl ottoni trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Salve Regina
HerEy 113

genre gradual
festival Mariæ B.V.
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 org solo vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 coro fag 2 org b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Si consistant · Unam petii
HerEy 86/43

genre offertorium
festival De Tempore
scoring 2 T, 2 B (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, 2 cor (C), 2 clno (C), timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, harm, org
scores vl 2 cor 1, 2 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 coro fag 2 org ottoni b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Specie tua
HerEy 53

genre gradual
festival de quavis Sancta
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), org
scores full score org
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Te Deum
HerEy 114

genre hymn
scoring S, A, T, B (coro 1), S, A, T, B (coro 2), 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl (C), 2 fag, 2 clno (C), 3 trb, timp (C–G), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores fl 2 vl 2 trb 1 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 cl 2 coro fl 1 fag 2 cl 1 trb 3 org ottoni trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Te Deum
HerEy 117

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

Terra tremuit
HerEy 85

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

Tristes erant Apostoli
HerEy 123

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

Tua est potentia
HerEy 50

genre gradual
festival de tempore
scoring S, A, T, B (coro), 2 cl (B♭), 2 fag, 2 clno (E♭), [2 trb], timp (E♭–B♭), 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 trb 1 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 cl 2 coro fag 2 cl 1 org ottoni trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0

Tui sunt cœli
HerEy 78

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

Victimæ paschali laudes
HerEy 58

genre gradual
festival Resurrectio Domini
scoring S (solo), S, A, T, B (coro), 2 ob, 2 fag, [2 trb], 2 vl, vla, vlc, b, org
scores vl 2 trb 1 vl 1 full score vla fag 1 ob 2 ob 1 coro fag 2 org trb 2 b
MIDI
source GitHub
license CC BY-SA 4.0