Capirola Lutebook
The so-called Capirola Lutebook is one of the most important sources of early 16th century Italian lute music. It is an illuminated manuscript which comprises the entire surviving output of Vincenzo C...
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Bauyn manuscript
The Bauyn manuscript is a manuscript currently in possession of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris (catalogue number Rés. Vm7 674–675). It is, along with several printed collections a...
Robertsbridge Codex
The Robertsbridge Codex (1360) is a music manuscript of the 14th century. It contains the earliest surviving music written specifically for keyboard. The term codex is somewhat misleading: the musica...
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Roman de Fauvel
The Roman de Fauvel is a 14th-century French allegorical verse romance of satirical bent, generally attributed to Gervais de Bus, a clerk at the French royal chancery. The original narrative of 3,280 ...
Seikilos epitaph
The Seikilos epitaph is a Hellenistic Ionic song in Phrygian octave species and the oldest surviving example of a complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. ...
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Cancionero de Upsala
The Cancionero de Upsala [sic] is the title commonly given to a volume of mostly anonymous Spanish music printed in Venice in 1556 and actually titled Villancicos de diuersos Autores, a do...
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Düben collection
The Düben collection is a collection of musical manuscripts named after the original collector, Gustaf Düben held in the Uppsala University Library which preserves includes many unicae of German baroq...
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Medici Codex
The Medici Codex of 1518 is a music book prepared for the Pope Leo X, the second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent of the Medici family who was pope from 1513 to 1521.The codex contains 53 motets and was...
Clement Matchett's Virginal Book
Clement Matchett's Virginal Book is a musical manuscript from the late renaissance compiled by a young Norfolk man in 1612. Although a small anthology, it is notable not only for the quality of its mu...
Scolica enchiriadis
Scolica enchiriadis is an anonymous ninth-century music theory treatise and commentary on its companion work, the Musica enchiriadis. These treatises were once attributed to Hucbald, but this is no lo...
Chantilly Codex
The Chantilly Codex (Chantilly, Musée Condé MS 564) is a manuscript of medieval music containing pieces from the style known as the Ars subtilior. It is held in the museum at the Château de Chantilly ...
Manuscript London
London, British Library, MS. Add. 29987 is a medieval Tuscan musical manuscript dating from the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century. It contains a number of polyphonic Italian Trecento madrigal...
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Drexel 4257
Drexel 4257, also known by an inscription on its first page, "John Gamble, his booke, amen 1659" is a music manuscript commonplace book. It is the largest collection of English songs from the first ha...
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Worcester Fragments
The Worcester Fragments are a collection of medieval music associated with Worcester, England.
The Worcester Fragments comprise 25 short pieces of vocal music. They are referred to as "fragments" ...
Leiden choirbooks
The Leiden choirbooks are six volumes of polyphonic renaissance music of the Franco-Flemish school preserved in the Pieterskerk, Leiden. The books were compiled for the Pieterskerk's College of the Se...
Micrologus
The Micrologus is a treatise on Medieval music written by Guido of Arezzo, dating to approximately 1026. It was dedicated to Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo. This treatise outlines singing and teaching pract...
Tonary
A tonary is a liturgical book in the Western Christian Church containing various chant incipits which is organized according to the eight psalm tones of Gregorian chant. It may include antiphons and r...
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Las Huelgas Codex
The Codex Las Huelgas (E-BUlh) is a music manuscript or codex from c. 1300 which originated in and has remained in the Cistercian convent of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas in Burgos, in northern S...
Parville manuscript
The Parville manuscript is a manuscript currently in possession of the UC Berkeley Music Library (catalogue number MS-778; full number US-BEM 778). Along with the Bauyn manuscript, it is one of the mo...
Antiphonary of St. Benigne
The Antiphonary tonary missal of St. Benigne (also called Antiphonarium Codex Montpellier or Tonary of Saint-Bénigne of Dijon) was supposed to be written in the last years of the 10th century, when th...
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Winchester Troper
The Winchester Troper includes perhaps the oldest large collections of two-part music in Europe, along with the Chartres Manuscript, which is approximately contemporaneous or a little later.
It co...
Rossi Codex
The Rossi Codex is a music manuscript collection of the 14th century. The current manuscript is divided into two sections, one in the Vatican Library and another, smaller section in the Northern Ital...
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Trent Codices
The Trent Codices are a collection of seven large music manuscripts compiled around the middle of the 15th century, currently kept in the northern Italian city of Trent. They contain mostly sacred vo...
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Harmonice Musices Odhecaton
The Harmonice Musices Odhecaton (also known simply as the Odhecaton) was an anthology of polyphonic secular songs published by Ottaviano Petrucci in 1501 in Venice. It was the first book of polyphonic...
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Priscilla Bunbury's Virginal Book
Priscilla Bunbury's Virginal Book is a musical commonplace book compiled in the late 1630s by two young women from an affluent Cheshire family. It is important more for its fingering indications than ...