Albinus Fabritius (Fabricius)

He is said to have lived in Gorlitz, Prussia.

The one work known of his was published at Gratz, Styria (Steiermark), in Austria; ‘Cantiones sacrae sex vocum iam primum lucem aspicientes, Authore Albino Fabritio, Graecii, quae est metropolis Styriae, excudebat Georgius Widmanstadius’, 1595. Obl. 4to. Twenty-five motets. Six part-books in Wolfenbuttel Herzogel, Bibliothek. Five motets from this work, Nos. 1, 4, 14, 24, and 25, were included in the Bodenschatz Collection ‘Florilegium select cant.’ Lipsiae, 1603, and again in 1618. A motet for four voices ‘Estote fortes in bello’, by ‘Fabricius’, is in the ‘Theatrimusicae, selectissimae Orlandi de Lassus’ etc. Lib. 2, 1580, No. 7 (Vogel. Cat. Wolfenbuttel Herzogl. Bibliothek.)

MSS. — Eitner (Quellen-Lexikon) mentions six motets in the Proske Bibl. MS. 775, and one ‘O sacrum convivium’ (n0. 2 in A. F.’s Cant. Sac.), in the Dresden Konigl. Bibl. MS. mus. q. 89 a-f. No. 37.

In the Breslau Stadtbibliothek (see Bohn’s Cat.) the MSS. 15, 18 (dated on cover 1580), and 30 contain ‘Haec est dies quam fecit Dominus’ for six voices; and fourteen of the motets in A. F.’s Cant. Sac., Nos. 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 (two copies), 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, and 25. ‘Non vos relinquam’ (No. 4, Cant. Sac.) is also in the Zwickau Ratsschulbibl. MS. 53, No. 78 (see Vollhardt’s Cat.).

In the library at Freiberg, Saxony, are twenty sixe motets for six voices, Nos. 1-25 the same as those publised in A. F.’s Cant. Sac. 1595, and placed in the same order; No. 26 ‘Quam pulchra es’ (Cant. cantici), is also headed ‘Albini Fabricii a 6 vocib’ (see Kade’s Aeltere Musikalien). c.s.