Seven separate works survived, all sacred vocal compositions (the rest were lost when his property was confiscated as being that of an executed traitor). One of his pieces is a cantus firmus mass based on a madrigal by Marenzio (Missa quinis vocibus super Dolorosi martir) -an amusing musical irony in that it combines a technique which went out of fashion a hundred years before with the music of one of Italy's most popular and progressive composers. Harant had a reputation as a fine instrumentalist and singer in addition to being a composer
Gallus may have been named Jakob Petelin at birth. Petelin means "rooster"; handl and gallus mean the same in German and Latin, respectively. He was probably born in Reifnitz (now Ribnica, southern Slovenia), although Slovene folk tradition also claims his birthplace to be at Šentviška Gora in the Slovenian Littoral. The motets were printed in Prague printing house Jiří Nigrin, which also published 16 of his 20 extant masses. The motet O magnum mysterium comes from the first volume (printed in 1586) which covers the period from the first Sunday of Advent to the Septuagesima. This motet for 8 voices shows evidence of influence by the Venetian polychoral style, with its use of the coro spezzato technique.
Harant: Missa quinis vocibus - Handl-Gallus: Harmoniae morales, Missa super - Jacob Handl-Gallus, Kryštof Harant, Miroslav Venhoda, Prague Madrigal Singers. YL:n Joulu, Christmas with YL - Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat - YL Male Voice Choir.
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In the sacred works, the organ is much more sonorous and befitting the gravitas of these works than the tinkling of the harpsichord.