Codex St. Emmeram

Codex St. Emmeram, fol. 22v
fol. 22

Codex St. Emmeram.
Clm 14274 der Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München. Faksimile. Herausgegeben von der Bayerische Staatsbibliothek und Lorenz Welker mit einem Kommentar von Ian Rumbold und Peter Wright. Einführung von Martin Staehelin.

Elementa Musicae, 2.

Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag: Wiesbaden, 2006.
22.5 x 32 cm, 2 vols, 328, 160 pp. [3-89500-037-X]

Known as the “St. Emmeram Codex” because of its association with the Benedictine monastery of St. Emmeram in Regensburg, this is one of the most fascinating sources of late medieval polyphony. Compiled by Hermann Pötzlinger during the 1430s and early 1440s the MS comprises an anthology of over 250 compositions drawn from a wide variety of European sources. It includes works by Dufay and Dunstable and their contemporaries and shares concordances with MSS Aosta, Bologna Q15, & Trent 92 to mention a few. Interestingly the manuscipt documents the change from black mensural notation (in common use during the first decades of the 15th c) and the newer white mensural notation which replaced it. Full-color reproduction with  commentary in Ger-Eng. Linen. $425 (item no.8692)

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