Mediaeval Musical Relics of Denmark

Mediaeval Musical Relics of Denmark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...ear, and is changed, usually to the progression a--c, sometimes to a--b--c. It is a matter of interest that we find Notker's sequence melody in the Codex from Reichenau. Between the cloister there and the adjacent St. Gall cloister, (the birthplace of this sequence), there existed an intimate connection during the whole of the Middle Ages. LIBER SCOLE VIRGINIS PARCHMENT-CODEX. UNIV. LIBR. LUND, SCANIA. H. L. a) fol. 5 This Codex (30 x 22 cm) in ancient, worm-eaten leathern binding, dates from the 14th century, and has suffered greatly from misuse, as well as from the wear and tear of time. There remain but 14 leaves of it, consisting of parchment folios with notes, and 6 paper leaves inserted more recently (16th century). This inconsiderable fragment, however, is of great historic interest because it comprises so many sequences with their melodies from different periods of the Middle Ages, amongst others the music to the renowned sequence, "Missus Gabriel de celis." The author acknowledges his indebtedness to Dr. Tobias Norlind, of Lund, for calling his attention to this important Codex. Judging its contents collectively, it appears to have been appertinent to the Office of the Blessed Virgin. It consists in its present condition of the following: 1) 4 parchment leaves with Gregorian chants for Vesper services, besides a Mass, "In assumpcione et in natiuitate beate Marie," (Introitus, Offertorium, Communio). 2) The interpolated paper manuscript with notes, 6 leaves from a later period, (the beginning of the 16th century). This is written in a cursive hand, carelessly done and difficult to read, the paper being badly damaged and defaced. Contents, several sequences to the Virgin Mary. 3) 7 parchment leaves with notes, a...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510933
  • 9781236510938