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ModE M.1.13

ModE M.1.13: Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria, MS alpha M.1.13 (Lat.456; olim V.H. 10)

OVERVIEW:

Size: 560 x 385-90 i +224 paper + i parchment folios, index opens the source with items numbered I-XVIII on upper right-hand rectos, also pencil foliation (1-224)

Scribe: Fra Philippo di San Giorgia, probably under the direction of Johannes Martini who most likely undertook the many revisions of masses copied into the source.

Place: Ferrara

Date and Breif History: l481. Along with several other choirbooks made for the ducal choir of Ercole I d'Este. Taken to Modena in 1595 and included in the Modena University library in 1892.

Covers and Decoration: Leather on boards with inscription Liber Choralis. Illuminated initials for all voices throughout source in gold, red, blue, purple and green using mainly foliage and filigree designs.

Literature:

Herbert Kellman & Charles Hamm (eds), Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music 1400-1550, Renaissance Manuscript Studies I, vol. II, American Institute of Musicology, Hänssler-Verlag, Neuhausen-Stuttgart, 1982, pp. 167-168.

Lewis Lockwood., Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, pp. 213-227.

Murray Steib, "Herculean Labours: Johannes Martini and the Manuscript Modena, Biblioteca Estense MS α M.1.13", Early Music History, vol. 33, 2014, pp. 183-257.

 

 

THE MANUSCRIPT:

Contents:

1v-14r
[.Io. martini.]
[Missa Orsus orsus]
14v-25r
Anonymous
Missa La mort de saint gothard
25v-40r
[Io. Martini]
Missa Io ne tengo quanto a te
40v-55r
Anonymous
Missa Nos amis
55v-69r
.Vincenet:-
Missa Entrepris suis
69v-80r
.Io. martini:-
Missa Dio te salui gotterello
80v-94r
Io. martini
Missa Dominicalis
94v-104r
Missa Ma bouche rit
104v-117r
Anonymous
Missa O rosa bella [III]
117v-129r
.p. de domarto
Missa Spiritus almus
129v-140r
.Io. martini:-
Missa Coda de pauon
140v-152r
.Caron:-
Missa Clemens et benigna
152v-159r
Io. martini.
Missa Ferialis- Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus dei
159v-176r
.G. dufay:-
Missa Ave regina
176v-192r
Faugues:-
Missa L'homme armé
192v-207r
-:G:- faugues:-
Missa Je suis en la mer
207v-224r
-:Guaspar warbec:-
Missa O venus bant
224v
.Io. martini:-
Missa Cu cu- discantus/tenor of Kyrie [I]/Christe

Folio Information and Variants:

ff. 40v-55r

ff. 94v-104r

ff. 117v-129

 

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