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In a short period of 45 years (1550–1595), Slovenian protestant leaders published as many as 56 books, mostly of religious content, among them, in 1584, the complete Bible translation by Jurij Dalmatin. Of these 56 books, eight also contain music, which is exactly one seventh of the printed works. Already the first Slovenian book, Catechismus of 1550, contains six catechism hymns and a litany, all with musical notation. These eight books with music are quite varied. Already at first glance they can be divided into two equal groups. The first group comprises occasional printed works or printed works without a primary musical intention, which, however, also contain hymns with music. The second group comprises real hymnals though the title of the book may not always show it in a direct and precise manner.

Slovenian protestant leaders drew the material for their hymns from German models, the texts as well as the music. However, they were much more independent with respect to the texts. Most hymns are independent poems. This also applies to the hymns with a Latin or German title. Josip Čerin believes: “Trubar takes the text from German hymnals, translates it and publishes it without music in the Slovenian hymnal; to the music he makes a new text with a similar meaning so that for each melody we have two texts, a translation and an independent poem.” Slovenian protestant reformers are not only the founders of the written language and skilful translators, but also independent poets. Therefore many texts of Slovenian protestant hymns can be considered original poems. Trubar’s effort in his first book Catechismus 1550 is greatly valued by Marijan Smolik: “One must consider what an effort it required from Trubar to make 500 (504) verses in four different forms of stanzas. It is true that he followed German patterns, yet a great amount of trying and polishingsingle words was necessary in order to turn them into a hymn that could be sung and was also true to the intended religious content.”


1. Adam Bohorič (Ta celi catehismus, 1584), arr. Matej Hubad: Morning Song 3.27
Barbara Tišler, soprano (listen!)
2. Cantiuncula Luther, verzi Adam Bohorič po P. Trubarju,: Ne daj naš oča, lubi Bug 2.39
Andrej Misson, organ
3. Cantiuncula Luther, verzi P. Trubar: Ne daj naš oča, lubi Bug 1.26
4. Primož Trubar (Katekizem, 1550), arr. Janez Močnik: Nu pujte, pujte, vsi ljudje 2.41

Primož Trubar (Katekizem, 1550), arr. Ivan Florjanc: Šest pesmi iz Trubarjevega katekizma 1550
5. Nu pujte, pujte vsi ljudje 0.54
6. Poslušaj človik, rezumej 0.47
7. Jest verjo v eneiga Boga 1.03
8. Oča naš, kir v nebesih sidiš 1.44
9. Kadar je Jezus v nebu šal 0.58
10. Sveti Paul v enim listi 1.51

Primož Trubar (Tri duhovske pejsni, 1575), harmonisation by Andrej Misson in the style of Bach:
11. Jezus je v smrtni ječi bil 2.54
12. Christe, kir boš imenovan 2.04
13. O Bug, zakaj ti dopustiš 2.40
14. Kadar je Jezus v nebu šal 2.55
Andrej Misson, organ

Primož Trubar (Tri duhovske pejsni, 1575), harmonisation by Andrej Misson in the style opf impressionists:
15. Jezus je v smrtni ječi bil 2.59
16. Christe, kir boš imenovan 2.00
17. O Bug, zakaj ti dopustiš 2.50
Andrej Misson, organ

18. Primož Trubar (Ta celi catehismus, 1574): Litania in alio tono 6.39
Martina Burger, soprano
Špela Vrtačnik, alto
Metod Palčič, tenor
Tomaž Zadnikar, bass
Andrej Misson, organ

19. Adam Bohorič (Ta celi catehismus, 1584), prir. Uroš Krek: 4.44
Morning song for mixed choir and brass quartet with bells
Slovene Brass Quartet, Bells: Jože Bogolin
Tatjana Vasle, soprano