Il Laudario di Cortona
Cortona, Biblioteca del Comune e dell’Accademia Etrusca, ms. 91
A cura di Francesco Zimei e Marco Gozzi
Venite a Laudare, 1. Lucca, 2015. Oblong, 21 x 26 cm, 343 pp.
Full-color facsimile of a mid to late 13th c. manuscript produced by the Brotherhood of Santa Maria delle Laude at the Church of San Francesco. This important source transmits 66 lauds —46 with text and music—and is one of the few cases with texts and music together. While the majority of the lauds are Marian in nature they also refer to Francisanism, morality subjects, and the liturgical calendar such as Nativity, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost or specific saints. $195
(Vol. 2—Commentary—will be published in 2018)