no dates available, 17th century


Mikołaj Zieleński was a bandmaster and organist at the court of the primate Wojciech Baranowski in Lowicz. It is not known since when and for how long he was in this position. Also unknown are the dates of his birth and death. (However, Wojciech Baranowski was a primate from 1608 until 1615). Some suggested that Zieleński studied in Venice but there is no proof of that even though his works were published there. Zieleński’s preserved compositions are as follows: Offertoria totius anni and Communiones totius anni, together 122 works which were published by Vincentius in Venice in 1611. The collection of Offertoria is made up of 56 compositions. The first 44 works are based on liturgical text of offertoria. The text of the others consist of two communions, one magnificat, and nine different religious texts. Except for the Magnificat which is for 12 voices (3 choirs for 4 voices) all the other compositions are for 8 or 7 voices( 2 choirs for 4 voices, 1 choir for 4 voices, and 1 choir for 4 voices and 3 voices).

The first edition of Offertoria totius Anni contains 8 books for voices and one score for organ which contains extreme voices of each choir (Cantus et Bassus Primi et secundi chori, in the Magnificat as well as Cantus et Bassus tertii chori). The books for voices, which was known to exist in Wrocław until 1939 was partially lost during the World War II. The part which still exists is Cantus primi chori, Tenor primi chori, Altus secundi chori, Tenor secundi chori, can be found in the University library in Wrocław. One copy of Partitura pro organo (the only one known) is in the Museum Czartoryski in Krakow. The other copy of Cantus primi chori is in the Jagellonnian University in Kraków. According to A. Chybinski in his dictionary of Polish Musicians (1949) another copy of a score for voices is in the Baworowski Library in Lwów.

List of Works

Offertoria Totius Anni

In Prima Missa Nativitatis Domini
In Secunda Missa Nativitatis Domini
In Tertia Missa Nativitatis Domini
In Festo S. Stephani Protomartyris
In Festo S.Joannis Apostoli et Evangelistae
In Festo Sanctorum Innocentium
In Festo S. Silvestri Papae
In Epiphania Domini et per Totam Octavam
In Festo S. Antoni Abbatis
In Festo Cathedrae S. Petri
Commune Plurimorum Martyrum
In Festo S. Andreae Apostoli
In Festo Purificationis B.M.V.
In Festo S. Matthiae Apostoli
Commune Sanctorum
In Festo Annuntiationis B.M.V.
In Dominica Resurrectionis
Feria Secunda Paschae
Feria Tertia Paschae
In Festo S.S. Philippi et Jacobi Apostolorum
In Festo Sanctae Crucis
In Festo S. Matthaei Apostoli et Evangelistae
In Festo Ascensionis Domini
In Festo Pentecostes
Feria Tertia Pentecostes
In Festo Sanctissimae Trinitatis
In Festo Corporis Christi
In Communi Plurimorum Martyrum Extra Tempus Paschae
In Festo S.S. Joannis et Pauli Martyrum
In Festo Visitationis, Nativitatis, Praesentationis et Conceptionis B.M.V.
In Festo S. Mariae Magdalenae
In Festo S. Jacobi Apostoli
In Festo Transfigurationis Domini
In Festo S. Laurenti Martyris
In Festo Assumptionis B.M.V.
In Festo Decolationis S. Joannis Baptistae
In Festo Exaltationis S. Crucis
In die Dedicationis Basilicae Michaelis Archangeli
In Festo Omnium Sanctorum
In Festo Dedicationis Ecclesiae
Commune Virginum
In Festo S.Ignatii Episcopi et Martyris
In Festo S. Nicolai de Tolentino
A Nativitate Domini Usque ad Purificationem B.M.V.
Communio in Festo Pentecostes
Communio in Festo S.S. Apostolorum Philippi et Jacobi
Motetto de Transfiguratione Domini
Motetto de S. Alberto
Motetto de S. Stanislao
Motetto de S. Ignatio
Secunda Pars
Motetto in Festo Paschae
Motetto de S. Spiritu
Motetto de S. Dominico
Deus in Adiutorium

Communiones Totius Anni

In Prima Missa Nativitatis Domini
In Festo S. Stephani
In Festo S. Joannis Apostoli et Evangelistae
In Festo Purificationis B.M.V.
Feria Tertia Resurrectionis Domini
In Festo S. Catherinae Virginis et Martyris
In Festo S. Andreae Apostoli
In Festo S.Nicolai Episcopi et Confessoris
In Festo S. Luciae Virginis et Martyris
Dominica Post Pentecostes Vigesima Tertia,
Dominica Tertia, Quarta, Quinta et Sexta Post Epiphaniam
Dominica in Sexagesima
Dominica in Septuagesima
Dominica Octava Post Pentecostes
Dominica Nona Post Pentecostes
In Festo Cathedrae S. Petri
In Conversione S. Pauli Apostoli
In Festo Annuntiationis B.M.V.
Feria Tertia Pentecostes
In Festo S. Laurentii Martyris
In Festo Conceptionis B.M.V.
In Festo S. Thomae Apostoli
In Festo S. Mariae Magdalenae
In Festo Transfigurationis Domini
In Festo S. Martini Episcopi et Confessoris
In Festo Dedicationis Ecclesiae – Domus Mea
In Nativitate Domini ad Tertiam Missam – Viderunt Omnes Fines Terrae
In Festo Sanctorum Innocentium – Vox in Roma
In Festo S. Matthiae Apostoli – Vos Qui Secuti Estis Me
In Festo Paschae – Pascha Nostrum
In Festo Inventionis Sanctae Crucis – Per Signum Crucis
In Solennitate Corporis Christi – Quotiescumque Manducabitis
In Festo Omnium Sanctorum – Beati Mundo Corde
Motetto de Sancta Cruce – Adoramus te Christe
Motetto in Festo Paschae – Haec Dies
Feria Secunda Paschae – Surrexit Dominus
In Festo S. Stanislai – Ego Sum Pastor Bonus
In Ascensione Domini – Psallite Domino
In Festo Sanctissimae Trinitatis – Benedicimus Deum Caeli
Feria Secunda Pentecostes – Spiritus Sanctus Docebit
In Festo S. Joannis Babtistae – Tu Puer Propheta
In Festo Assumptionis B.M.V. – Optimam Partem
Motetto – Levavi Oculos Meos
Motetto – Domine Deus in te Speravi
Motetto – O Gloriosa Domina
Motetto – In Monte Oliveti
Motetto – Benedicite Deum Caeli
Motetto. Secunda Pars – Ipsum Benedicite
In Epiphania Domini – Vidimus Stellam Eius
In Festo S. Marci Evangelistae – Laetabitur Iustus
In Festo S. Matthaei Apostoli et Evangelistae – Magna est Gloria Eius
In Festo Dedicationis S. Michaelis Archangeli – Benedicite Omnes Angeli
In Festo S.S. Tyburtii, Valeriani et Maximi Martyrum – Gaudete Iusti in Domino
Motetto – Contere Domine

Manuscripts at USC


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