MONDSEE - WIENER
Liederhandschrift aus Codex Vindobonensis 2856.
Wissenschaftlicher Kommentar: Hedwig Heger.
19. Graz, 1968. 21 x 28 cm, 46, 238 pp. Deluxe 2-color
facsimile of one of the most important monuments of German song,
c.1500-50, more than half of them
attributed to Hermann von Salzburg but also to Hermann von
Mügeln and Peter von Arberg. The present facsimile
reproduces the music section of the MS, fols. 166-284 which in itself
consists of an earlier section with music from the end of the 14th c.
(f. 166v-252v) and a later one (f. 253-284v). The original part of the
songbook contains 31 sacred and 57 secular songs; 12
mastersongs were added in the later section. The notation is of the ars
type written on four- or five-line red staves, generally 8 per page.
Breves can be represented by unison groups of 2 or 3 semibreves or in
polyphonic sections by the breve too. The notation of polyphonic
sections may employ two distinct parts, or may appear as a single part
with a drone, or it
may be only implicit with the used of the name "tenor", above which a
is assumed. The MS also employs mensuration signs and
red notes. Handsomely bound in
with vellum paper boards.