Quiet are among the oldest non-Latin liturgical chants. They arose in the 11th century from the liturgical custom of involving the congregation in the All Saints' litany and in Latin hymns through Kyrie calls . They are short, single-verse , usually four-line responsive responses in the vernacular to chants of the celebration of mass, especially to sequences on feast days of the church year . They were sung during processions and are an early expression of popular piety .
Quiet in the hymn book
- We welcome you, Herre Christ (GL 757, EG 22), each revised version
- Blessed are You, Jesus Christ (GL 252, EC 23) at Christmas sequence Grates nunc omnes , the first verse 1380, of Martin Luther expanded
- Glory to you, Christ (EG 75)
- Christ has risen (GL 318, EG 99) for the Easter sequence Victimae paschali laudes
- Christ went to heaven (GL 319, EG 120)
- Now we ask the Holy Spirit (GL 348, EG 124) for the Pentecost sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus , extended by Luther (the praise of God here has stanzas by Maria Luise Thurmair and Michael Vehe )
- God be praised and given (GL 215, EG 214) for the Corpus Christi sequence Lauda Sion
- Maria walked through a thorn forest (GL 224)
Evangelical hymns that take up the form of the quiet:
- Jesus Christ, our Savior (EG 102)
- Lord Jesus Christ, my faithful shepherd (EG 217), Johann Heermann 1630
- These are the holy ten commandments (EG 231), from Luther
- In God's name we go (EG 498), pilgrimage song
- Right in the middle of life (EG 518, GL 503), by Luther
- Sun of Justice (GL 481; EG 262/263)
Modern hymns that take up the form of the quiet:
- You child, at this sacred time (GL 254, EG 50), a modern Christmas tree by Jochen Klepper (1937)
- Wood on Jesus' shoulder (GL 291, EG 97), a modern Easter holiday (Dutch by Willem Barnard 1963, German by Jürgen Henkys 1975)
- My narrow limits (GL 437; EG-West / Reformed Church 600; EG-Hessen 584; EG-Württemberg 589; EG-Austria 574)
- Volker Mertens: Quiet and shouting. In: Ludwig Finscher (Hrsg.): The music in past and present . Second edition, subject part, volume 5 (Kassel - Meiningen). Bärenreiter / Metzler, Kassel et al. 1996, ISBN 3-7618-1106-3 ( online edition , subscription required for full access)
- Walter Lipphardt: The beginnings of the German hymn. In: Musik und Altar 12 (1960), , p. 73 ff.
- Walter Lipphardt: The Medieval Quiet. In: Musik und Altar 15 (1963), pp. 167-173 and 16 (1964), pp. 20-24, 74-79, 176-181.
- Bernhard Schmid: German liturgical song. In: Hans Musch (ed.): Music in worship. Volume 1: Historical basics, liturgy, liturgical chant. 5th edition. ConBrio, Regensburg 1993, ISBN 3-930079-21-6 , pp. 359-474, here pp. 365-367.